F4U-7

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This page is about the French naval fighter F4U-7. For other versions, see F4U (Family).
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F4U-7
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Description

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".

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Max speed
at 9 000 m711 km/h
Turn time20 s
Max altitude11 500 m
EnginePratt & Whitney R-2800-18w
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight8 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 9,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 682 662 11500 21.1 21.9 14.5 14.5 200
Upgraded 746 711 18.9 20.0 23.8 18.5

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 + -
885 670 388 330 252 ~11 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 450 < 220 < 410 > 450
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
450 m 2,100 hp 2,450 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,638 m 1,885 hp 2,199 hp
Setting 3
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
7,619 m 1,710 hp 1,955 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural885 km/h
Gear670 km/h
  • 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.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 560 → 4 699 Sl icon.png
RB7 640 → 10 084 Sl icon.png
SB9 180 → 12 117 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications58 200 Rp icon.png
133 900 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training74 000 Sl icon.png
Experts260 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces570 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 200 / 250 % Sl icon.png
178 / 178 / 178 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
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Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
3 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 600 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 700 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 700 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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G-suit
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 700 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 700 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
3 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 600 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 700 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
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anm2_belt_pack
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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100 GPs
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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FRC mk.2
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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FSBC mk.5
Research:
3 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 600 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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Matra T10 140
Research:
3 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 600 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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anm3_new_gun
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 700 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FMBC mk.1
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 700 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
Matra T10 151
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 700 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FLBC mk.1
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 700 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
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Matra SNEB
Research:
3 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 700 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 14 x 20 mm M3 cannon
Ammunition984 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Main article: M3 (20 mm)

The F4U-7 is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm 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 together until empty.

Suspended armament

Number of setups8
List of setups
Setup 110 x 100 kg No.1
Setup 210 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
Setup 34 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 43 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
Setup 510 x HVAR rockets
Setup 610 x T10 140 rocket
Setup 710 x T10 151 rocket
Setup 8114 x SNEB type 23 rocket
Main articles: HVAR, SNEB type 23, T10 140, T10 151

The F4U-7 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 10 x 100 kg No.1 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 10 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (2,500 lb total)
  • 4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 3 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (3,000 lb total)
  • 10 x HVAR rockets
  • 10 x T10 140 rockets
  • 10 x T10 151 rockets
  • 114 x SNEB type 23 rockets

Usage in battles

  • Play it as a pure fighter, no payload, with his powerful 4 x 20 mm AN/M3 guns, there is no need to spray the enemy aircraft with ammunition, just one hit will severely damage the enemy fighter to include a potential loss of controls system, fire or multiple leaks), if you're facing attackers or heavy bombers (especially the He177-A5), you must keep your distance because the F4U-7 is a fragile aircraft, engage them from far or attack them par surprise. Use this aircraft as a boom and zoomer.
  • Play it as an attacker, use the famous 112 x MATRA SNEB rocket payload. This payload is the best for the Enduring Confrontation. There is enough firepower to eliminate all the enemies on the battlefield with careful aim. And a convoy is just a piece of cake. For the tanks, send six rockets, two for howitzer and two to four rockets for a pillbox. When you run out of rockets, you have two choices:
    1. Return to the airfield to reload
    2. Use it as a fighter, but you'll be turning 2.7s slower, select those fighters which have a poorer turning radius.
  • Fly the aircraft as a fighter/bomber, take the payload with the 3 x 1,000 lbs bombs and attack the bases. Once you're out of bombs, you can dogfight other planes.

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Better high altitude performance than F4U-4B
  • Excellent armament when fully upgraded, high ammo count
  • 114 x SNEB rockets are devastating against both ground and air targets

Cons:

  • Painful to play when stock
  • Relatively bad climb rate
  • Limited WEP (11 minutes)
  • Fragile tail section
  • Extremely inaccurate guns when stock
  • Performs poorly with added weight from suspended armaments

History

The French Navy (Aéronavale) desperately needed a carrier-born aircraft for their newly acquired carriers from the U.S. and Britain. The U.S. decided to help France by making the F4U-7. The F4U-7 was essentially the AU-1 Corsair and F4U-4 Corsair mixed together. It combined the engine from the F4U-4 and airframe, but it also had the payload capacity of the AU-1 Corsair. This allowed it to be powerful against fighters but also effective against ground targets. The U.S. actually bought the F4U-7s first, then through MAP (Military Assistance Program), France received them.

In 1956, due to the inaccuracies with free-fall bombs and unguided rockets, France experimented with the F4U-7 in its ability to carry SS-11 guided missiles. France couldn't afford sortie after sortie with a shortage of pilots, so the only way to combat that was to make weapons more accurate. Use of the SS.11 on the F4U-7 required intense training as there would be 2 sticks, one to fly the plane and one to guide the missile to its target. This required the pilot to have "2 brains" as you would have to fly while watching the ATGM. France found it to be a success, so they decided to select a squadron to start the process on, but however, they decided to not pursue it. France couldn't take 15 Corsairs at a time to be fitted with ATGMs due to their small fleet of only around 115 F4U-7s. However, the idea did live on with the MD.311 Flamant.

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See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

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

External links


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Fighters  F4U-1A · F4U-1A (USMC) · F4U-1C · F4U-1D · F4U-4 · F4U-4B · F4U-4B VMF-214
Float planes  OS2U-1 · OS2U-3
Attackers  AU-1
Bombers  SB2U-2 · SB2U-3
Jet aircraft  A-7D · F8U-2
Export  V-156-B1 · V-156-F · ▄Corsair F Mk II · F4U-7
Captured  ▅F4U-1A

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Morane-Saulnier  M.S.405C1 · M.S.406C1 · M.S.410
Arsenal  V.G.33C-1
Bloch  M.B.152C1 · M.B.157
Caudron  C.R.714
Sud-Ouest  S.O.8000 Narval
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Other countries  ▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900