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Trying to do a bit of figuring here.
Pretty much I am trying to figure out how long after retirement the US goverment would have been surplusing F4U's to other countries.
I have two firm dates to work with....
One is December 1952. That is when the last F4U-7 came off the line for the French Navy.
I have heard the USNR kept their F4U-4's around until 1956, but can't recall where I head that.
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I also know that a couple of Central American Air Forces operated the aircraft until the early 1970's.
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So the question is, how late after the US would have retried the type, would they have been available as surplus to forgien goverments?
Any guess is welcome.