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Corsair KD431 : Preserving The Time Capsule Fighter, Revisited - David Morris

Corsair KD431

Preserving The Time Capsule Fighter, Revisited

Paperback Published: 19th August 2019
ISBN: 9780750990417
Number Of Pages: 224

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In 2000, the Fleet Air Arm Museum conservation team embarked on an ambitious project to explore what remained of any original paintwork and markings on its WW2 Corsair fighter aircraft. The painstaking, inch-by-inch removal of a 1960s paint layer from the whole aircraft slowly revealed that the entire aircraft remained authentic and original in its 1940s wartime condition.

The detailed forensic approach allowed the valuable and (many) unique details to be studied and preserved, allowing the team to chart the aircraft’s history from factory to end of Royal Navy service. A unique and fascinating project that resulted in a true time capsule being exposed and preserved.

110 colour and 40 b/w images

About the Author

David Morris is Curator of Aircraft at the world-famous Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton. David joined the museum as an apprentice engineer in 1981 and went on to head the Aircraft Conservation department as Curator of Aircraft. He has led many conservation, restoration and exhibition projects at the museum, many of which have been highlighted in the media. Living in Somserset, David has written a number of books reflecting his varied interests.

ISBN: 9780750990417
ISBN-10: 0750990414
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 19th August 2019
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.3 x 19.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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