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Detail photos : American types : Vought Last Updated: Apr 21st, 2015 - 23:52:06



Goodyear (Vought) FG-2 'Reno Racer 57'
By Bill Coffman, IPMS Toronto
Jun 20, 2006, 13:49

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Tested at Port Columbus, Oh. and NAS Patuxent from 10/45 to 7/46. BuNo 88458-F2G-1 was stricken from Navy records in January 1948. The aircraft was purchased by Cook Cleland, supposedly for spare parts. Registration number BuNo 88457, N5588N was utilized. The aircraft was flown by pilot Ben McKillen Jr. in the 1949 Tinnerman and Thompson Trophy Races. (Color: Red and White with Black Letters and Numbers.) After Air Racing, the aircraft went through a series of owners; John Trainor of New Hampshire, Harry Doan of Florida, Don Knapp of Florida, the Lone Star Museum of Texas and a private collector in Kansas. In 1996, It was acquired by Robert Odegaard of Kindred, ND. who restored it to be the only flying F2G Corsair. (Source: N: Veronico "F4U Corsair" - N. H: Hauprich; Goodyear - Bill Meixner, Air Race Historian)

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