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F4U-1D Corsair

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The Vought F4U Corsair is an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Designed and initially manufactured by Chance Vought, the Corsair was soon in great demand; additional production contracts were given to Goodyear, whose Corsairs were designated FG, and Brewster, designated F3A.

The Corsair was designed and operated as a carrier-based aircraft, and entered service in large numbers with the U.S. Navy in late 1944 and early 1945. It quickly became one of the most capable carrier-based fighter-bombers of World War II. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II and its naval aviators achieved an 11:1 kill ratio. Early problems with carrier landings and logistics led to it being eclipsed as the dominant carrier-based fighter by the Grumman F6F Hellcat, powered by the same Double Wasp engine first flown on the Corsair's first prototype in 1940. Instead, the Corsair's early deployment was to land-based squadrons of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy.

Controls:
AG1: Jettison rockets
AG2: Jettison bombs
AG6: Fold wings for carrier storage
AG7: Arm tailhook
VTOL: Flaps
Trim: Elevator trim

General Characteristics

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  • Wingspan 26.9ft (8.2m)
  • Length 22.3ft (6.8m)
  • Height 10.2ft (3.1m)
  • Empty Weight -1,324,488lbs (-600,778kg)
  • Loaded Weight 4,896lbs (2,221kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.486
  • Wing Loading 33.2lbs/ft2 (161.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 147.7ft2 (13.7m2)
  • Drag Points 1270

Parts

  • Number of Parts 144
  • Control Surfaces 9