FG-1D Corsair

Originally produced by Vought, the Corsair was in production by multiple manufacturers longer than any piston-engine fighter and flew combat missions in both World War II and Korea.  Its most recognizable design feature was an inverted gull wing that was necessary to keep the blades of its 13-ft. propeller from striking the ground.  During air combat missions in World War II, more than one Marine pilot downed a Japanese plane by chopping off its tail with this large propeller.