Sorry for the moment of inactivity (I was playing war thunder :P) I have spent months on this aircraft and I hope it will bring me to gold :)
but anyway this is my F4U-4 corsair.
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. Yet early problems with carrier landings and logistics allowed it to be 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 came to and retained prominence in its area of greatest deployment: land-based use by the U.S. Marines.
The Corsair served almost exclusively as a fighter-bomber throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria. In addition to its use by the U.S. and British, the Corsair was also used by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, French Naval Aviation, and other air forces until the 1960s.
From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured in 16 separate models. Its 1942-53 production run was the longest of any U.S. piston-engined fighter.
ag1 -start engine
VTOL - wing fold
half flaps, ag1, 100% throttle
throttle : 1% - 5%
flaps full slow down to stall speed when above the runway and on touchdown wait until aircraft come to a stop
- Predecessor F4U-1A Corsair wip
- Created On Mac
- Wingspan 35.2ft (10.7m)
- Length 29.1ft (8.9m)
- Height 12.9ft (3.9m)
- Empty Weight 7,127lbs (3,232kg)
- Loaded Weight 7,974lbs (3,617kg)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.25
- Wing Loading 12.1lbs/ft2 (59.3kg/m2)
- Wing Area 656.5ft2 (61.0m2)
- Drag Points 5895
- Number of Parts 167
- Control Surfaces 19
- Performance Cost 776