Chance Vought LTV Wikipedia link

Vought was the name of several related American 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 Vought Aircraft Industries.

Amazing Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV)

Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) was a large US conglomerate which existed from 1961 to 2000. At its peak, its component parts were involved in aerospace, airlines, electronics, steel manufacturing, sporting goods, meat packing, car rentals, and pharmaceuticals, among other businesses. It began in 1947 as Ling Electric Company, later named Ling-Temco-Vought, followed by LTV Corporation and eventually LTV Steel to its end in the early 2000s.

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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 carrier-based aircraft for the United States Navy, by far its biggest customer. Chance Vought produced thousands of planes during World War II, including the F4U Corsair. Vought became independent again in 1954, and was purchased by Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) in 1961. The company designed and produced a variety of planes and missiles throughout the Cold War. 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, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. In June 2010, the Carlyle Group sold Vought to the Triumph Group.

Founded 1917 

The VE-7 was the first aircraft to launch from a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.
Industry Aerospace
Founded 1917
Key people

Product list included in Aircrafttotal (date information from Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV))


Fighters: LTV A7E Corsiar II / Chance Vought F8U Crusader / Vought F6U Pirate  / Vought F7U Cutlass
WW2 Fighters & Others: Vought Kingfisher / F4U CorsairVought XC-142 /
Goodyear F2G Super Corsair / Vought SB2U Vindicator

Product list Military Wiki links (date information from Vought)

Vought VE-7 1917 128 Piston engine biplane trainer and fighter
Vought O2U Corsair 1926 580 Piston engine biplane observation aircraft
Vought FU 1927 20 Piston engine biplane fighter
Vought XF2U 1929 1 Prototype piston engine biplane fighter
Vought O4U Corsair 1931 2 Prototype piston engine biplane observation aircraft
Vought XF3U 1933 1 Prototype piston engine biplane fighter
Vought SBU Corsair 1933 125 Piston engine biplane dive bomber
Vought O5U 1934 1 Prototype piston engine biplane observation floatplane
Vought SB2U Vindicator 1936 260 Piston engine monoplane dive bomber
Vought V-141 1936 1 Prototype piston engine monoplane fighter
Vought XSB3U 1936 1 Prototype piston engine biplane dive bomber
Vought OS2U Kingfisher 1938 1,519 Piston engine monoplane observation floatplane
Vought XSO2U 1939 1 Piston engine monoplane observation floatplane
Vought F4U Corsair 1940 12,571 Piston engine monoplane fighter
Vought TBU Sea Wolf 1941 1 Piston engine monoplane torpedo bomber
Vought V-173 1942 1 Experimental piston engine "circular wing" aircraft
Vought F6U Pirate 1946 33 Jet engine monoplane fighter
Vought XF5U 1943 2 Prototype piston engine "circular wing" fighter
Vought F7U Cutlass 1948 320 Jet engine monoplane tailless fighter
Vought XS2U N/A 0 Unbuilt piston engine monoplane anti-submarine aircraft
Vought F8U Crusader 1955 1,219 Jet engine monoplane fighter
Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III 1958 5 Prototype jet engine monoplane fighter
LTV XC-142 1964 5 Prototype turboprop tiltwing cargo aircraft
LTV A-7 Corsair II 1965 1,545 Jet engine monoplane attack aircraft
LTV L450F 1970 1 Prototype turboprop monoplane reconnaissance aircraft
LTV YA-7F 1989 2 Prototype jet engine monoplane attack aircraft
Vought Model 1600 N/A 0 Unbuilt jet engine monoplane fighter

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Vought O2U Corsair

The Vought O2U Corsair was a 1920s biplane scout and observation aircraft.

Vought OS2U Kingfisher

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Vought F4U Corsair

The Vought F4U Corsair is an American fighter aircraft which saw service primarily.

Vought F8U Crusader 

The Vought F-8 Crusader (originally F8U) is a single-engine, supersonic, carrier jet

Vought F7U Cutlass

The Vought F7U Cutlass is a United States Navy carrier-based jet fighter and fighter

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O2U Corsair


General Info

      • Role Observation
        National origin United States
        Manufacturer Vought
        Introduction 1926


Primary users

      • Primary users United States Navy United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard
        Number built 580


General Info

  • Crew: Two
  • Capacity: 500 lb (227 kg)
  • Length: 27 ft 5.5 in (8.37 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 4 in (3.45 m)


    • Maximum speed: 167 mph (269 km/h, 145 kn) at sea level
    • Range: 680 mi (1,094 km, 
    • Service ceiling: (5,670 m)
    • Power/mass: 0.13lb/hp (0.21 kW/kg)