Vought F4U Corsair


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Overview:
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.[2] Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II,[3] and its naval aviators achieved an 11:1 kill ratio.[4] 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.[5]

Instead, the Corsair came to and retained prominence in its area of greatest deployment: land-based use by the U.S. Marines.[6]

Specifications:

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 33 ft 8 in (10.26 m)
  • Wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.50 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 9 in (4.50 m)
  • Empty weight: 9,205 lb (4,175 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18W radial engine, 2,380 hp (1,770 kW)
  • Propellers: 4-bladed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 446 mph (718 km/h; 388 kn)
  • Stall speed: 89 mph (143 km/h; 77 kn)
  • Range: 1,005 mi (873 nmi; 1,617 km)
  • Combat range: 328 mi (285 nmi; 528 km)
  • Service ceiling: 41,500 ft (12,600 m)
  • Rate of climb: 4,360 ft/min (22.1 m/s)

One of my favorite WW2 aircraft !
There are still some left which fly around :)

Like this one:

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This is probably my favorite WWII aircraft, it looks so sleek! I would vote but I dont have any votes left :(

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Heck yeah!! You have my vote!!

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If they gave more votes I’d be all about it!

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This sound is so sexy !

This start up though … ahh just a dream !

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big bump!


Enjoy this overdose of Corsairs!

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Hopefully sometime 🥲

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