Corsair F Mk II (Great Britain)

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▄Corsair F Mk II
General characteristics
1 personCrew
6.8 tTake-off weight
3.23 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11 247 mCeiling
Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18wEngine
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
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 uses, see F4U (Family).


The Corsair F Mk II (Great Britain) in the garage

The ▄Corsair F Mk II is a rank II premium British fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB) and 3.3 (SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance" and it costs 1,150 Golden Eagles.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 6,888 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
585 564 11 247 25.4 25.9 8.6 8.6 251
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,888 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 11 247  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 251


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
885 730  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

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


Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

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

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

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

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

  • Without load
  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
  • 1 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb

Usage in the 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
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons


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


  • 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


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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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