Vought F4U-5N Corsair

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F4U-5N and -5NL Corsair night fighters were used to attack enemy supply lines, including truck convoys and trains, as well as interdicting night attack aircraft (such as the Polikarpov Po-2 "Bedcheck Charlies", which were used to harass United Nations forces at night). The F4Us often operated with the help of C-47 'flare ships' which dropped hundreds of 1,000,000 candlepower magnesium flares to illuminate the targets. For many operations detachments of U.S. Navy F4U-5Ns were posted to shore bases.

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General Characteristics

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  • Wingspan 41.2ft (12.6m)
  • Length 33.3ft (10.1m)
  • Height 14.0ft (4.3m)
  • Empty Weight -7,001lbs (-3,176kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,821lbs (5,362kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.422
  • Wing Loading 9.3lbs/ft2 (45.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,272.5ft2 (118.2m2)
  • Drag Points 6721

Parts

  • Number of Parts 221
  • Control Surfaces 5