|This page is about the American naval fighter F4U-7. For other uses, see F4U (Family).|
The F4U-7 Corsair is a rank IV French naval fighter with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X".
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Survivability and armour
- 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
- 3 mm Steel plates in front of the cockpit, top of the fuselage.
- 8 mm Steel plate behind the pilot
- 12.7 mm Steel plate on the headrest.
The F4U-7 is armed with:
- 4 x 20 mm AN/M3 cannons, wing-mounted (246 rpg = 984 total)
The four cannons are arranged in bundles of two mounted in each wing. Each is armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.
The F4U-7 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
- Without load
- 10 x 100 kg №.1 bombs (1,000 kg total)
- 10 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (1,250 kg total)
- 4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (1,000 kg total)
- 3 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (1,500 kg total)
- 10 x HVAR rockets
- 10 x T10 140 rockets
- 10 x T10 151 rockets
- 114 x SNEB type 23 rockets
Usage in battles
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Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable|| Controllable
|Controllable||Not controllable||Combined||Controllable||Not controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||Offensive 20 mm||100 GPs||FRC mk.2|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||FSBC mk.5||Matra T10 140|
|III||Wings Repair||Engine||New 20 mm Cannons||FMBC mk.1||Matra T10 151|
|IV||G-Suit||Engine Injection||Cover||FLBC mk.1||Matra SNEB|
Pros and cons
- Excellent armament when fully upgraded, high ammo count
- No compression under 700kmh
- 114 x SNEB rockets are devastating against both ground and air targets
- Relatively bad climb rate
- Limited WEP (11 minutes)
- Fragile tail section
- Extremely inaccurate guns when stock
- Performs poorly with added weight from suspended armaments
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|Dewoitine||D.371 · D.371 H.S.9 · D.373 · D.500 · D.501 · Pallier's D.510 · D.520|
|Morane-Saulnier||M.S.405C1 · M.S.406C1 · M.S.410|
|Twin-engine||Potez 630 · Potez 631 · S.O.8000 Narval|
|American||H-75A-1 · H-75A-4 · ▄F6F-5 Hellcat · ▄F6F-5N · ▄P-63C-5 Kingcobra · F4U-7 Corsair · ▄F8F-1B Bearcat · ▄F-86K|
|Other countries||▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900|