|This page is about the aircraft F4U-1A. For other uses, see F4U (Disambiguation)|
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.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 6,888 m)
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| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 6,888 m)
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|Take-off run (meters)|
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| Gear limit
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Survivability and armour
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The F4U-1A is armed with:
- 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns (2,350 rounds)
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Usage in battles
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Manual Engine Control
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Payloads unlocked by modules are:
- BMBC mk.1: One 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
- BLBC mk.1: One 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||Offensive 12 mm|
|III||Wings Repair||Engine||New 12 mm MGs|
|IV||Engine Injection||Cover||BLBC mk.1|
Pros and cons
- 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.
- 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
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.
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