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{{About
 
{{About
 
| about = premium fighter '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
 
| about = premium fighter '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
| usage = other uses
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| usage = other versions
 
| link = F4U (Family)
 
| link = F4U (Family)
 
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_Corsair_F_Mk_II_Great_Britain.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a premium rank {{Specs|rank}} British fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.75 "La Résistance"]].
  
[[File:GarageImage_Corsair_F_Mk_II_Great_Britain.jpg|420px|thumb|left|The '''{{PAGENAME}}''' in the garage]]
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} premium British fighter {{Battle-rating}}. This aircraft was introduced in [[Update 1.75 "La Résistance"]] and it costs 1,150 Golden Eagles.
 
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
=== Flight Performance ===
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=== Flight performance ===
<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, manoeuvrability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->
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''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="70%"
! colspan="8" | Characteristics
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! rowspan="2" | Characteristics
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,888 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,888 m)
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(metres)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(metres/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(metres)
 
|-
 
|-
! AB
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
|-
 
|-
|585||564|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||25.4||25.9||8.6||8.6||251
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! Stock
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| 585 || 564 || rowspan="2" | {{Specs|ceiling}} || 25.4 || 25.9 || 8.6 || 8.6 || rowspan="2" | 251
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
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! Upgraded
|-
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| 650 || 615 || 23.0 || 24.0 || 17.0 || 12.3
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,888 m)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? ||251
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
====Details====
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==== Details ====
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear
! Take-off flap
 
! Landing flap
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || X     <!-- ✓ -->
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| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X ||     <!-- ✓ -->
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="5" | Limits
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! colspan="7" | Limits
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Wings (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! colspan="3" | Flaps (km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
|-
 
|-
! +
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! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
! -
 
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || ??? || ~?? || ~?
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| {{Specs|destruction|body}} || {{Specs|destruction|gear}} || 470 || 278 || 245 || ~10 || ~3
 
|-
 
|-
|}
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
 
|-
 
! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
 
! Rudder<br>(km/h)
 
! Elevators<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 1
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
| ?,??? m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|-
 
<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 3
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|- -->
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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* 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
 
* 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
 
* 3 mm Steel plates in front of cockpit, top of fuselage.
 
* 3 mm Steel plates in front of cockpit, top of fuselage.
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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{{main|M2 Browning (12.7 mm)}}
{{main|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)}}
 
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
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* 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (400 + 400 + 375 rpg each wing = 2,350 total)
* 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, wing-mounted (400 + 400 + 375 rpg each wing = 2,350 total)
 
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
<!--''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
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{{main|AN-M64A1 (500 lb)|AN-M65A1 (1,000 lb)}}
{{main|:Category:Suspended armaments|l1=Suspended armaments}}
 
 
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
 
  
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
 
* Without load
 
* Without load
* 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
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* 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb (500 lb total)
* 1 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
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* 1 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb (1,000 lb total)
  
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== Usage in battles ==
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== Usage in the battles ==
 
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Due to its great energy retention and high dive speed, the Corsair F Mk II is very good at Boom & Zoom manoeuvres. It is recommended to be used this way especially against any Japanese planes. Against any German aircraft, Boom & Zoom operations are still recommended, however, some planes you can out turn (FW-190 A-4) and may pose a threat by using this advantage and reversing the attacker/defender roles. As with every American fighter, always climb at the start of a match. Typically, to be successful with this plane it is best to climb higher than the enemy fighters and attack them with an energy advantage. Using this tactic will greatly increase your chances of picking your battles and forcing the enemy down to lower altitudes low where either you or your teammates you can finish them off.
 
Due to its great energy retention and high dive speed, the Corsair F Mk II is very good at Boom & Zoom manoeuvres. It is recommended to be used this way especially against any Japanese planes. Against any German aircraft, Boom & Zoom operations are still recommended, however, some planes you can out turn (FW-190 A-4) and may pose a threat by using this advantage and reversing the attacker/defender roles. As with every American fighter, always climb at the start of a match. Typically, to be successful with this plane it is best to climb higher than the enemy fighters and attack them with an energy advantage. Using this tactic will greatly increase your chances of picking your battles and forcing the enemy down to lower altitudes low where either you or your teammates you can finish them off.
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This unique Corsair variant rolls slightly faster than the original F4U due to having clipped wings. However, increased manoeuvrability sometimes comes at a price resulting in performance sufferage as is found with this fighter. While this fighter does well in the mid to lower altitudes, performance and manoeuvrability in the higher altitudes where the air is thinner starts to wane quickly and any advantages the clipped wings provided at loser altitudes are quickly lost and start to hinder the aircraft's performance. In comparison, these differences are slight but sometimes in the middle of the battle, the slight differences quickly determine the victor and a pilot bailing out of their crippled aircraft.
 
This unique Corsair variant rolls slightly faster than the original F4U due to having clipped wings. However, increased manoeuvrability sometimes comes at a price resulting in performance sufferage as is found with this fighter. While this fighter does well in the mid to lower altitudes, performance and manoeuvrability in the higher altitudes where the air is thinner starts to wane quickly and any advantages the clipped wings provided at loser altitudes are quickly lost and start to hinder the aircraft's performance. In comparison, these differences are slight but sometimes in the middle of the battle, the slight differences quickly determine the victor and a pilot bailing out of their crippled aircraft.
  
===Manual Engine Control===
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=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! rowspan="2" | Mixer
! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! rowspan="2" | Pitch
! colspan="3" |Radiator
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
|-
 
|-
! Oil
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! Oil !! Water !! Type
! Water
 
! Type  
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Not controllable || Controllable<br>Auto control available || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Separate || Controllable<br>3 gears || Not controllable
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
===Modules===
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=== Modules ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
! colspan="1" | Tier
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! Tier
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
! colspan="1" | Survivability
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! Survivability
 
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
 
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
 
|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
| Fuselage Repair
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| Fuselage repair
 
| Radiator
 
| Radiator
|  
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|
|  
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| Offensive 12 mm
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|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
|  
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|
 
| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
|  
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|
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| BMBC mk.1
 
|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
| Wings Repair
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| Wings repair
 
| Engine
 
| Engine
|  
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|
|  
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| New 12 mm MGs
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|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
|  
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|
| Engine Injection
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| Engine injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
|  
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|
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| BLBC mk.1
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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''Main article'': '''''[[F4U Corsair History]]'''''
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{{main|F4U Corsair History}}
  
 
The F4U-1A Corsair was based on the F4U-1. In fact, F4U-1A was not an official designation, but was assigned to mid-to-late production F4U-1s in order to distinguish them from early production F4U-1s postwar. The F4U-1A incorporated a simplified windscreen, and a taller, wider, two frame canopy. The pilots seat was also raised 7 in. All of these modifications increased visibility, especially over the long nose of the plane. A 6 in stall strip was also added to the right wing, outboard of the guns, allowing the wings to stall at the same speed. And, the landing gear oleo struts were improved. These changes combined lead to the clearing of the Corsair for carrier-based operations. In British service, the F4U-1A was known as the Corsair Mk II. They were modified slightly from the American design, and had their wings "clipped", meaning they had 8 in cut off of the wing tips, in order to allow them to fit on British aircraft carriers.
 
The F4U-1A Corsair was based on the F4U-1. In fact, F4U-1A was not an official designation, but was assigned to mid-to-late production F4U-1s in order to distinguish them from early production F4U-1s postwar. The F4U-1A incorporated a simplified windscreen, and a taller, wider, two frame canopy. The pilots seat was also raised 7 in. All of these modifications increased visibility, especially over the long nose of the plane. A 6 in stall strip was also added to the right wing, outboard of the guns, allowing the wings to stall at the same speed. And, the landing gear oleo struts were improved. These changes combined lead to the clearing of the Corsair for carrier-based operations. In British service, the F4U-1A was known as the Corsair Mk II. They were modified slightly from the American design, and had their wings "clipped", meaning they had 8 in cut off of the wing tips, in order to allow them to fit on British aircraft carriers.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''
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== See also ==
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''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
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* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
  
== Read also ==
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== Bibliography ==
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
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* "[https://www.jdsf4u.be/f4u-1a-vought-corsair F4U-1A Vought Corsair]", ''F4U Corsair - The Bent Wing Bird plane site'', Retrieved on 28 March 2020.
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* "[https://www.jdsf4u.be/type-of-plane-f4u Types of Plane F4U - Variants]", ''F4U Corsair- The Bent Wing Bird plane site'', Retrieved on 28 March 2020.
* [[F4U (Family)|F4U Family]]
 
* [[F4U Corsair History]]
 
<!--''ETC.''-->
 
  
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== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  
 
{{AirManufacturer Vought}}
 
{{AirManufacturer Vought}}
 
{{Britain fighters}}
 
{{Britain fighters}}
 
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{{Britain premium aircraft}}
== References ==
 
 
 
=== Bibliography ===
 
 
 
* "F4U-1A Corsair", ''F4U Corsair - The Bent Wing Bird plane sight'', Retrieved on 28 March 2020.
 
* "Types of Plane F4U - Variants", ''F4U Corsair- The Bent Wing Bird plane sight'', Retrieved on 28 March 2020.
 

Latest revision as of 11:25, 18 April 2020

RANK 6 USA
"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
▄Corsair F Mk II
corsair_fmk2.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.3/2.7/2.7BR
1 personCrew
6.8 tTake-off weight
3.23 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11 247 mCeiling
Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18wEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
885 km/hStructural
730 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
2 350 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 1
1 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 2
Economy
1 150 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 360/4 690/1 600Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
80 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
130 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
250 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png160 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png60 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the premium fighter Corsair F Mk II (Great Britain). For other versions, see F4U (Family).

Description

GarageImage Corsair F Mk II Great Britain.jpg


The ▄Corsair F Mk II is a premium rank II British fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB) and 3.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,888 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 585 564 11 247 25.4 25.9 8.6 8.6 251
Upgraded 650 615 23.0 24.0 17.0 12.3

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 + -
885 730 470 278 245 ~10 ~3

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: M2 Browning (12.7 mm)

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

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

Suspended armament

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

  • Without load
  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb (500 lb total)
  • 1 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb (1,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

Due to its great energy retention and high dive speed, the Corsair F Mk II is very good at Boom & Zoom manoeuvres. It is recommended to be used this way especially against any Japanese planes. Against any German aircraft, Boom & Zoom operations are still recommended, however, some planes you can out turn (FW-190 A-4) and may pose a threat by using this advantage and reversing the attacker/defender roles. As with every American fighter, always climb at the start of a match. Typically, to be successful with this plane it is best to climb higher than the enemy fighters and attack them with an energy advantage. Using this tactic will greatly increase your chances of picking your battles and forcing the enemy down to lower altitudes low where either you or your teammates you can finish them off.

This unique Corsair variant rolls slightly faster than the original F4U due to having clipped wings. However, increased manoeuvrability sometimes comes at a price resulting in performance sufferage as is found with this fighter. While this fighter does well in the mid to lower altitudes, performance and manoeuvrability in the higher altitudes where the air is thinner starts to wane quickly and any advantages the clipped wings provided at loser altitudes are quickly lost and start to hinder the aircraft's performance. In comparison, these differences are slight but sometimes in the middle of the battle, the slight differences quickly determine the victor and a pilot bailing out of their crippled aircraft.

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

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 diving characteristics
  • Good energy retention
  • Good speed
  • Good acceleration
  • Great high-speed manoeuvrability
  • Great ammo reserves; >375 RPG
  • Great top dive speed

Cons:

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

History

Main article: F4U Corsair History

The F4U-1A Corsair was based on the F4U-1. In fact, F4U-1A was not an official designation, but was assigned to mid-to-late production F4U-1s in order to distinguish them from early production F4U-1s postwar. The F4U-1A incorporated a simplified windscreen, and a taller, wider, two frame canopy. The pilots seat was also raised 7 in. All of these modifications increased visibility, especially over the long nose of the plane. A 6 in stall strip was also added to the right wing, outboard of the guns, allowing the wings to stall at the same speed. And, the landing gear oleo struts were improved. These changes combined lead to the clearing of the Corsair for carrier-based operations. In British service, the F4U-1A was known as the Corsair Mk II. They were modified slightly from the American design, and had their wings "clipped", meaning they had 8 in cut off of the wing tips, in order to allow them to fit on British aircraft carriers.

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Chance Vought Aircraft
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
Export  V-156-B1 · V-156-F · ▄Corsair F Mk II · F4U-7
Captured  ▅F4U-1A

Britain fighters
Fury  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II
Nimrod  Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Gladiator  Gladiator Mk II · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Gladiator Mk IIS
Sea Gladiator  Sea Gladiator Mk I
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I/L · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Sea Hurricane  Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC
Spitfire (early-Merlin)  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc
Spitfire (late-Merlin)  Spitfire F  Mk IX · Spitfire LF Mk IX · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XVI
Spitfire (Griffon)  Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire F Mk XIVe · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Spitfire F Mk XVIIIe · Spitfire F Mk 22 · Spitfire F Mk 24
Seafire  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib/L
Tempest  Tempest Mk II · Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P)
Sea Fury  Sea Fury FB 11
Other  MB.5 · Firecrest · Wyvern S4
Foreign aircraft  Australia: ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II
  France: ▄D.520 · ▄D.521
  USA: ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Mustang Mk IA · ▄Corsair F Mk II · Martlet Mk IV

Britain premium aircraft
Fighters  Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II · ▄D.520 · Martlet Mk IV · ▄Corsair F Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Mustang Mk IA
  Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Typhoon Mk Ib · Wyvern S4 · MB.5
Twin-engine fighters  Whirlwind P.9
Jet fighters  Hunter FGA.9 · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper
Attackers  ▄Wirraway
Bombers  ▄Avenger Mk II · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄DB-7 · ▄Hudson Mk V · ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · Swordfish Mk II