Thoughts, observations, sea stories and ideas from a former sailor and lifelong rancher
That sums it up nicely!
That is a lot of money, sitting in one place. Think about it, Vought and Goodyear were told to keep making them, until we tell you to stop. While Grumman was told the same thing, about the F6F.
Can't begin to imagine the one-unit flyaway cost let alone operating costs. There's a scene in Robb White's "Up Periscope" where a sailor is examining spent 20mm cases after a battle and remarks that the cost a dollar apiece. Another sailor says something along the lines of "it cost millions to win a war but to lose one takes everything you've got."
Great looking war bird.
Squeaky clean and just out of rework. Had that 70 year-old new Corsair smell!
Love those ol war birds.