Corsair F Mk II (Great Britain)

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▄Corsair F Mk II
corsair_fmk2.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.3/2.7/2.7BR
1 personCrew
4.4 tEmpty weight
6.8 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
11 247 mCeiling
sec24.4/24.4/24.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18wEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
885 km/hStructural
730 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
2 350 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
1 х 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 1
1 х 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 2
Economy
1 150 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 220/5 470/1 630Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
80 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.30 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Corsair F Mk II (Great Britain). For other uses, see F4U (Disambiguation)

Description

The Corsair F Mk II (Great Britain) in the garage


The ▄Corsair F Mk II is a Rank II premium British fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB) and 3.3 (SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance" and it costs 1,150 Golden Eagles.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,888 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
585 564 11 247 25.4 25.9 8.6 8.6 251
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,888 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 11 247  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 251

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
885 730  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

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: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

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

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

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

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

  • Without load
  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
  • 1 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb

Usage in the battles

Due to it's great energy retention and high dive speed, the Corsair is very good at Boom and Zooming. It is recommended to be used this way especially against any Japanese planes. Against any German planes BnZ is still recommended, but some planes you can out turn (FW-190 A-4). As with every American fighter, always climb at the start of a match. The only way to be successful with this plane is to climb high and end up higher than the enemy. Using this tactic will greatly increase your chances of getting air kills and forcing the enemy down low where you can finish them off.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great diving characteristics
  • Good energy retention
  • Good speed
  • Good acceleration
  • Great high speed maneuverability
  • Great ammo reserves. >375 rpg
  • Great top dive speed

Cons:

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

History

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Media

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Read also

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Sources

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  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
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Gladiator  Gladiator Mk II · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Gladiator Mk IIS · Sea Gladiator Mk I
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