The Vought F4U Corsair was a fighter-bomber in WWII and later the Korean War. Serving mainly with the US Navy and US Marines, it was also in the ranks of the British, French and the RNZAF (New Zealand). It was considered to be one of the most formidable American fighters of its time.
The F4U-5 was also developed into the F4U-5N night-fighter and -5NL winterized night-fighter which saw service in the Korean War with VMF(N)-513 alongside F7F-3Ns. The F4U-5 was finally retired from service with the US in 1956. Fuel, Oil, and Water Data: Internal Fuel Capacity: 236.1 gallons (234 in tanks, 2.1 trapped in system). The F4U-1A Corsair is a rank II American naval fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB) and 3.3 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27. This is the first plane available in the F4U Corsair family of the naval aircraft line and it will give a pilot a good idea of the flight characteristics pertinent to this family of aircraft. Interested in purchasing something from the War Thunder Store? You can use this link and get a 3% discount on your next purchase: As we.
Designed in 1938 and first flying in 1940, it was made to match the power of European planes. It was given six .50 cal machine guns, a powerful Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp (2000hp) engine, and a 13’ 4” propeller. It was designed to be a carrier-based aircraft with folding wings, but due to the large prop blades, they had to change the landing gear design. The result: its iconic inverted gull wings.
From Guadalcanal to Okinawa, the F4U proved a fearsome adversary to the IJNAF. However, the it was eclipsed by the F6F Hellcat as the prominent carrier aircraft due to early problems with carrier landings. This wasn’t the end for the Corsair, and it became a powerhouse with the US Marines, who operated more from islands. The F4U served throughout the war, and also played a part in the Korean War.
The F4U Corsair has an amazing top speed (667 kph) and a good climb rate of 14 m/s. Combine these with good energy retention, its a very viable option for BnZ. As a naval fighter, it also has arrestor hooks for carrier landing.
Most variants are equipped with six .50 cals— which is more than enough to take down any lightly armoured foe. Plus, it is pretty good at bombing and is able to equip 500 lb bombs or HVAR rockets. It also has a bulletproof front cockpit and a compression limit of 800 kph. Eclipse ide jee.
The F4U Corsair doesn’t have many flaws in its overall design, but it does have a few potentially fatal quirks.
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For example, at extreme low speeds (carrier landing) or high speeds (diving), the plane will tend to roll the right, greatly throwing off aim or landing. The engine is also prone to overheating after using the WEP and the controls are a little slow.
The F4U Corsair is a great choice for versatility. You wanna take down fighters? Bombers? Ground targets? Go ahead! Sure, it might not be as destructive as a P-47 or as agile as a A6M Zero, but it does good by itself. Quick takeoff, good climb, and it’s able to defend itself from most opponents, though avoid the more agile ones because they will outturn you.
Your biggest friend with this plane is speed and altitude. Whenever you engage another plane, try always to keep your speed up and don’t drop any height if you can. Remember, altitude is speed built up in potential energy.
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Of course, this plane is an obvious choice for Boom n’ Zoom tactics. For those who need a review, BnZ is climbing, diving at an enemy, and climb back up. A quick note: if you don’t have Fuel Injection researched, roll into a dive so you don’t lose power.
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Good luck with the F4U Corsair!