Corsair F Mk II (Great Britain)

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RANK 6 USA
"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
▄Corsair F Mk II
corsair_fmk2.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.3/2.7/2.7BR
1 personCrew
6.8 tTake-off weight
3.23 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11 247 mCeiling
Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18wEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
885 km/hStructural
730 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
2 350 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 1
1 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 2
Economy
1 150 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 900/4 930/1 480Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
80 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
130 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
240 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png170 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png60 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the premium fighter Corsair F Mk II (Great Britain). For other versions, see F4U (Family).

Description

GarageImage Corsair F Mk II Great Britain.jpg


The ▄Corsair F Mk II is a premium rank II British fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB) and 3.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,888 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 585 564 11 247 25.4 25.9 8.6 8.6 251
Upgraded 650 615 23.0 24.0 17.0 12.3

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
885 730 470 278 245 ~10 ~3

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 3 mm Steel plates in front of cockpit, top of fuselage.
  • 8 mm Steel plate behind the pilot, with 12.7 mm Steel plate on headrest.
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings leading edge

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: M2 Browning (12.7 mm)

The Corsair F Mk II (Great Britain) is armed with:

  • 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (400 + 400 + 375 rpg each wing = 2,350 total)

Suspended armament

The Corsair F Mk II (Great Britain) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb (500 lb total)
  • 1 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb (1,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

Due to its great energy retention and high dive speed, the Corsair F Mk II is very good at Boom & Zoom manoeuvres. It is recommended to be used this way especially against any Japanese planes. Against any German aircraft, Boom & Zoom operations are still recommended, however, some planes you can out turn (FW-190 A-4) and may pose a threat by using this advantage and reversing the attacker/defender roles. As with every American fighter, always climb at the start of a match. Typically, to be successful with this plane it is best to climb higher than the enemy fighters and attack them with an energy advantage. Using this tactic will greatly increase your chances of picking your battles and forcing the enemy down to lower altitudes low where either you or your teammates you can finish them off.

This unique Corsair variant rolls slightly faster than the original F4U due to having clipped wings. However, increased manoeuvrability sometimes comes at a price resulting in performance sufferage as is found with this fighter. While this fighter does well in the mid to lower altitudes, performance and manoeuvrability in the higher altitudes where the air is thinner starts to wane quickly and any advantages the clipped wings provided at lower altitudes are quickly lost and start to hinder the aircraft's performance. In comparison, these differences are slight but sometimes in the middle of the battle, the slight differences quickly determine the victor and a pilot bailing out of their crippled aircraft.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
3 gears
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe BMBC mk.1
III Wings repair Engine New 12 mm MGs
IV Engine injection Cover BLBC mk.1
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great diving characteristics
  • Good energy retention
  • Good speed
  • Good acceleration
  • Great high-speed manoeuvrability
  • Great ammo reserves; >375 RPG
  • Great top dive speed

Cons:

  • Mediocre flat turning characteristics
  • Vulnerable to incendiary ammunition
  • Weak damage model
  • Big target, easy to hit
  • Can be easily taken out by other players from behind

History

Main article: F4U Corsair History

The F4U-1A Corsair was based on the F4U-1. In fact, F4U-1A was not an official designation, but was assigned to mid-to-late production F4U-1s in order to distinguish them from early production F4U-1s postwar. The F4U-1A incorporated a simplified windscreen, and a taller, wider, two frame canopy. The pilots seat was also raised 7 in. All of these modifications increased visibility, especially over the long nose of the plane. A 6 in stall strip was also added to the right wing, outboard of the guns, allowing the wings to stall at the same speed. And, the landing gear oleo struts were improved. These changes combined lead to the clearing of the Corsair for carrier-based operations. In British service, the F4U-1A was known as the Corsair Mk II. They were modified slightly from the American design, and had their wings "clipped", meaning they had 8 in cut off of the wing tips, in order to allow them to fit on British aircraft carriers.

Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

Bibliography

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
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Gladiator  Gladiator Mk II · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Gladiator Mk IIS
Sea Gladiator  Sea Gladiator Mk I
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Seafire  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib/L
Tempest  Tempest Mk II · Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P)
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