Bu Nu. 92106 Reg: C-GVWC // Offers Considered

Bu Nu. 92106 Reg: C-GVWC
Offers Considered

1945 Goodyear FG-1D “Corsair” – Damaged

  • Heavily damaged but complete
  • Will require major structural repair / restoration
  • Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8
  • Damaged but appears to be a repairable core
  • Hamilton Standard 3 bladed propeller
  • Appears to be rebuildable

History

Corsair Bu. Nu. 92106 was built in 1945 by Goodyear at their factory in Akron, Ohio and delivered to the U.S. Navy shortly thereafter.  It did not see combat in WWII and after the war it went through various U.S. Navy Reserve Squadrons. Stricken from the U.S. Navy, 92106 ended up on display in a park in Washington State from 1958 until 1973 when it was acquired by legendary warbird collector David Tallichet.

This Corsair was flown in the TV show “Black Sheep Squadron” from 1976-78.  It was then stored in Chino, CA from 1978 until 1989 when it was purchased by Gary Kohs of Detroit, MI.  Kohs commissioned John Lane / Unlimited Airpower to restore the Corsair to “As Delivered to the U.S. Navy from Goodyear” condition. The concourse quality restoration took 13 years with the result being that the Corsair was awarded the Grand Champion Warbird - WWII trophy at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, WI in 2003.

Corsair 92106 flew regularly from 2003 until 2019 when it was heavily damaged in a landing accident in Canada.  The aircraft was recovered and stored pending a decision on its fate.   Recently the decision was made to offer the aircraft for sale "As Is, Where Is".

Whilst the restoration of the Corsair will be a long and expensive proposition, all the parts are there. Many are in useable condition.  An original FG-1D Corsair with continuing history is a sought after and highly desirable aircraft.  Corsair 92106 presents a unique opportunity. This is the only complete and original FG-1D Corsair project which will be available for restoration in the foreseeable future.

The owner will Consider Offers on the project. For more information regarding Corsair 92106, please contact Platinum Fighter Sales.