F4U-1A

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F4U-1A Corsair
f4u-1a.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.3/2.7/2.7BR
1 personCrew
4.5 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-2800-8WEngine
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
11 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
38 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 560 / 3 212/3 366 / 4 224/980 / 1 229Repair
11 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
38 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
250 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.24 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft F4U-1A. For other uses, see F4U (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage F4U-1A.jpg


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 was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

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 8.8 8.8 251
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
646 615 11 247 22.6 24.0 20.1 12.3 251

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X 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

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Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

The F4U-1A is armed with:

  • 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns (2,350 rounds)

Suspended armament

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Usage in battles

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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

Payloads unlocked by modules are:

  • BMBC mk.1: One 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
  • BLBC mk.1: One 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great top speed for its rank.
  • Good high speed maneuverability
  • Powerful armament with high ammo count.
  • Can mount bombs for use against ground targets.
  • Decently strong; can take a few hits.

Cons:

  • Turn time isn't very good; try to avoid turning fights.
  • View to the rear is somewhat obstructed; be wary of this in SB.
  • Very vulnerable to incendiary rounds
  • Inverted Gull Wings are easy to knock off

History

The F4U Corsair was designed by Chance Vought as a response to a request by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics in February 1938 for twin and single engined fighters. The single engined fighters would need to reach the maximum obtainable speed, have a stall speed of no more than 70 mph and a range of 1,000 miles. The fighter also had to carry 4 guns, or 3 with increased ammo capacity, and had to be able to carry bombs.

In June of the same year, the U.S navy signed a contract with Vought for a prototype, designated "XF4U-1" and after a mock-up inspection, the prototype was to be powered by an extremely powerful Twin row, 18 cylinder engine created by Pratt & Whitney designated as the "Double wasp". Reports from Europe indicated that two .30 cal machine guns and two .50 cal HMG's proved inefficient, and as a result, the U.S. Navy issued a new production proposal requesting heavier armament. Vought responded to this request by added 3 Browning .50 cal AN/M2 machine guns with 400 rounds per gun in each wing.

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.

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on aircraft;
  • other literature.


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