Corsair F Mk II (Great Britain)
|This page is about the premium fighter Corsair F Mk II (Great Britain). For other uses, see F4U (Family).|
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.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 6,888 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 6,888 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
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| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
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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
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)
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 it's great energy retention and high dive speed, the Corsair is very good at Boom and Zooming. It is recommended to be used this way especially against any Japanese planes. Against any German planes BnZ is still recommended, but some planes you can out turn (FW-190 A-4). As with every American fighter, always climb at the start of a match. The only way to be successful with this plane is to climb high and end up higher than the enemy. Using this tactic will greatly increase your chances of getting air kills and forcing the enemy down low where you can finish them off.
This unique corsair variant rolls slightly faster than the original US variant due to having clipped wings. However, its turn performance suffers slightly accordingly, as well as its high-altitude maneuverability. These differences are slight, but sometimes make the difference.
Manual Engine Control
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Pros and cons
- Great diving characteristics
- Good energy retention
- Good speed
- Good acceleration
- Great high speed maneuverability
- Great ammo reserves. >375 rpg
- Great top dive speed
- Mediocre flat turning characteristics
- Vulnerable to incendiary ammo
- Weak Damage Model
- Big target, easy to hit
- Can be easily taken out by other players from behind
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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|
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|Export||V-156-B1 · V-156-F · ▄Corsair F Mk II · F4U-7|