Vought is the name of several related aerospace firms. These have included, in the past, Lewis and Vought Corporation, Chance Vought, Vought Sikorsky, LTV Aerospace (part of Ling-Temco-Vought), Vought Aircraft Companies, and the current Vought Aircraft Industries. The first incarnation of Vought was established by Chance M. Vought and Birdseye Lewis in 1917. In 1928, it was acquired by United Aircraft and Transport Corporation, which a few years later became United Aircraft Corporation; this was the first of many reorganizations and buyouts. During the 1920s and 1930s, Vought Aircraft and Chance Vought specialized in fighter planes and other carrier-based aircraft for the United States Navy, by far its biggest customer. Chance Vought produced thousands of planes during WW2, including the F4U Corsair. Ling-Temco-Vought bought Vought in 1961, and while designing and producing a variety of aircraft throughout the Cold War, suffered numerous reorganizations. Vought was sold from LTV and owned in various degrees by the Carlyle Group and Northrop Grumman in the early 1990s. It was then fully bought by Carlyle, renamed Vought Aircraft Industries, and continues aerospace work today, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
A-7P 5503 from 302Esq, Portuguese-AF during the Schleswig-Jagel open-house on 12-06-1988.
Chance Vought F4U-1
Photo of NX83782 Vought F4U-1 "Corsair", 1942, S/N 3884. Photo @ Chino AP, CA.
US Navy Vigilante?
I just ain't no good at IDs for vintage jet fighters. Any ideas? Taken at the same field in Calhoun,...