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  Corsair Information
Eventually, the F4U Corsair was replaced as a fighter by the new jet planes, but remained a ground attack fighter for a number of years.
Perhaps the distinguishing feature of the Corsair was its gull wings, which gave the propellor clearance, and made sure that the propellor was at a right angle to the wings, reducing drag.
The final F4U Corsair was delivered to France in 1953, just as the last attack Corsairs were reaching the Marines.
www.conradol.com /corsair_information.html   (467 words)

 Corsair Country -- History
The Corsair was conceived in 1938 in response to US Navy-sponsored competition for a carrier-based fighter with performance equal to those based on land.
The Corsair fared well in aerial combat, downing 2140 enemy for the loss of 189, a kill ratio of 11.3:1.
To conclude, the Corsair line had numerous spin-offs, and reached its zenith with the F4U-4.
members.tripod.com /~F4UCorsair/hist.html   (1007 words)

 FG-1D Corsair
The famous gull-wing design of the F4U Corsair makes the plane one of the most distinctive fighters of World War II Designed and built by Chance-Vought, the Corsair prototype first flew on May 29, 1940.
Corsairs also excelled in the ground attack role and were heavily employed as close air support aircraft during the Pacific island hopping campaign.
Corsairs were instrumental in the Marine's famous "advance in a different direction" from the Chosin Reservoir in December 1950.
www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com /Aircraft/Corsair/Page1.html   (324 words)

 Vought F4U Corsair - USA
The Corsair's most unique feature was the "bent" wing, the result of a marriage between the most powerful engine ever installed in a piston-engined fighter and one of the biggest propellers in the world.
Paul Embler of Portland, Oregon, whose uncle died in the 1960s, worked on Corsairs when he was an engineer at Goodyear in Akron.
"Corsairs Dive-Bombing"; "Carrier-based Corsair") The artists' names are on the drawings: Blaine Morris, Barclay, Rolf Anderson, and A. Messick.
www.aviation-history.com /vought/f4u.htm   (157 words)

 TG's Warbirds -F4U Corsair
The first and last production Corsairs had many similarities (R-2800 engine of one version or another, inverted gull wing, cockpit a country mile behind the nose, and the vertical tail well forward of the horizontal tail, to name a few) but they were different.
One Corsair variant, the AU-1, was an attack version (single-stage supercharger on the engine - all that would be needed for the relatively low-altitude work of the Corsair) and was supplied in relatively small numbers (about 110) to the USMC mostly.
Anyway, Charlie being the intrepid airman that he was, remembered that a Corsair is a carrier plane and he told me something that I had never been told: Carrier airplanes (at least during WWII and Korea) came equipped with heavy leather gloves that the pilot was supposed to put on before landing.
www.geocities.com /capecanaveral/7709/f4u.html   (1788 words)

 F4U Corsair Info
Known to the Japanese as "Whistling Death", the Corsair was famous for its bent gull-wings and its high kill ratios.
The Corsair was the first U.S. single-engined fighter to exceed 400 m.p.h., and had much better performance than the F4F Wildcat, which was the current top-of-the-line Navy fighter when the Corsair was introduced.
Later in the war it was proven that the Corsairs could operate safely off of carriers, and the "bent-wing birds" were used very successfully in helping to thwart the kamikaze raids in the war's final months.
www.daveswarbirds.com /usplanes/aircraft/corsair.htm   (321 words)

 F4U Corsair History
Corsair pilots destroyed 2,140 Japanese planes over the Pacific at a kill ratio of nearly 11:1, a record unmatched by any other American aircraft.
The F4U Corsair was the first production fighter to use the inverted gull wing with retractable landing gear.
With the end of the Korean War in 1953, the Corsairs were rapidly released from operational squadrons as new jet aircraft began making their way into the fleet.
www.calebflerk.com /corsair   (2135 words)

 Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair
Ease of flight.The Corsair was much less a handful than the P-51 when flown into an accelerated stall, although it was by no means as forgiving as the F6F Hellcat.
According to Jeffrey Ethell: "Of all World War II fighters, the Corsair was probably the finest in air-to-air combat for a balance of maneuverability and responsiveness.
The earlier P-51B was inferior to the F4U.
home.att.net /~historyzone/F4U-4.html   (2204 words)

 Chance-Vought F4U Corsair
British Corsairs had their wing tips clipped, 20cm being removed at the tips, to allow storage of the F4U on the lower decks of British carriers.
In the Pacific the FAA Corsair also began to operate in April 1944, participating in an attack on Sabang, and later in the attack on oil refineries at Pelambang.
In the RNZAF Corsair units, only the pilots and a small staff belonged to the squadron; aircraft and maintenance crew were grouped in a pool.
home.iae.nl /users/wbergmns/info/f4u.htm   (5543 words)

 KIDS: F4U Corsair Main Page
The F4U Corsair was designed and built primarily by three Connecticut companies - Vought-Sikorsky (later Chance Vought Division of United Aircraft Corporation), Hamilton Standard (later Hamilton Sunstrand) and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft.
Some parts were made by sub-contractors in other parts of the United States, but the F4U was an All-Connecticut aircraft.
It may be that members of your family helped to design, build and test the F4U Corsairs.
www.kids.ct.gov /kids/cwp/view.asp?a=2731&Q=329968   (348 words)

  Corsair82 Information
Hearing about the WAR Aircraft Replica F4U Corsair I went to see one and found it to be way too small.
So after waiting twenty years for someone to sell a serious Corsair, I decided the only way it would happen is if I did it myself.
The Corsair82 uses the exact dimensions of the Corsair for all bulkheads scaled to 82%.
www.corsair82.com /corsair/corsair.html   (314 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: F4U Corsair   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With 60 degrees of flaps, the corsair was capable of flying at speeds slow enough for carrier landings, and the streamline design gave it the title of "first 400+mph carrier borne aircraft".
Corsairs were flown by the famous Black Sheep Squadron VMF-214 led by Marine Fighter Ace Maj. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington in an area of the Solomon Islands called The Slot.
However by the time the Corsairs arrived, there were virtually no Japanese aircraft left in New Zealand's allocated sectors of the Southern Pacific, and despite the RNZAF Squadrons extending their operations to more northern islands, the Corsairs were primarily used for close support of American, Australian and New Zealand soldiers fighting the Japanese.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/F4U-Corsair   (895 words)

 F4U Corsair - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was a fighter aircraft that saw service in World War II and the Korean War.
At war's end, Corsairs were ashore on Okinawa combating the Kamikazes and flying from fleet and escort carriers.
Corsairs flew their final combat missions during the 1969 "Football War" between Honduras and El Salvador.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/F4U   (621 words)

 Chance Vought F4U Corsair
The Corsair was rushed in its development from concept to creation due to the United States planners fearing an up coming war.
The Corsair at first proved to be a challenge on the fleet aircraft carriers with Corsair dangerously bouncing on landing and the difficult taxiing characteristics.
The Corsair proved to be rugged fighters capable of high altitude cover for escorting bombers an excellent aerial fighter and a stinging ground attack platform.
aviationartstore.com /f4u_corsair_2.htm   (680 words)

 World War II Aces - The Vought F4U Corsair
The earlier P-51B was inferior to the F4U.
F4U's (Corsairs) returning from a combat mission over North Korea circle the USS Boxer as they wait for planes in the next strike to be launched from her flight deck.
The F4U-3 was a bump in the evolution of the Corsair.
members.chello.be /kurt.weygantt/worldwariiaces.index.html_thevoughtf4ucorsair.htm   (5860 words)

 F4U Corsair
In other words, the F4U, P-38, and P-47 all had wings that were thick in cross section, which provided high lift, but caused the early formation of shock waves as the air flow over them reached supersonic speeds in high altitude, high speed dives.
Corsair pilots established a very satisfactory kill ratio against Japanese fighters, and helped turn the tide in the Solomons (and later battles).
The Corsair was, without a doubt, one of the great fighters of WW II, and just about the first carrier based fighter that could hold its own with the best land based fighters.
www.chuckhawks.com /corsair_F4U.htm   (1582 words)

 Chance-Vought F4U Corsair History (page 1) - Great Planes - Flight Journal Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Corsair had been designed as a carrier-based fighter, but initial carrier qualifications had revealed a number of problems that were severe enough that the Navy restricted the aircraft from carrier operations until they could be solved.
As a result, the Corsair was initially assigned to land based Marine and Navy squadrons, although the British modified landing procedures enough to begin using their Corsairs on carriers right away.
Both the F6F Hellcat and the F4U Corsair were so successful at attacking surface targets with bombs and rockets, the Navy began increasing the ratio of fighters to torpedo and dive bombers in their air wings.
www.flightjournal.com /fj/plane_profiles/corsair/corsair_history.asp   (1528 words)

 Vought F4U Corsair | Aircraft Blueprint | Aviation History | Airplane Plans
The Vought F4U Corsair was the first U.S. single-engine fighter to exceed 400 m.p.h., and had much better performance than...
The Vought F4U Corsair was the first U.S. single-engine fighter to exceed 400 m.p.h., and had much better performance than the F4F Wildcat, which was the current top-of-the-line Navy fighter when the Corsair was introduced.
The F4U Corsair proved more than a match for the Zero, and it would also prove to be an excellent fighter-bomber, serving in this role in the Korean War and in the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria.
www.aviationshoppe.com /catalog/vought-f4u-corsair-p-118.html   (528 words)

 Vought F4U Corsair
Tommy Blackburn (CO of the Jolly Rogers) on the F4U Corsair:
The Corsair's fuselage had to be high in the air, to give the prop clearance, But ordinary, straight wings at that height would have implied long (and weak) landing gear.
Perhaps I missed it on the Corsair page - the most powerful Corsair ever built, the Goodyear built F2G with the Pratt and Whitney R-4360 corncob 28 cylinder engine (four rows of seven cylinders), contrasting with the P and W R-2800 18 cylinder engine in the normal Corsair.
www.acepilots.com /planes/f4u_corsair.html   (0 words)

 Aircraft: Vought F4U-4 Corsair
I've been doing some research on the Corsair and found that the Navy had pushed the aircraft to the Marines due to the problems with carrier landings by the Corsair and went with the preferred F6F Hellcat.
My grandpa flew the F4U-1 Vought corsair and i believe such a distingished aircraft was a credit to the freedom of the world.WW2 was a tragidy for all but for all that loss there was a angel in the skies with a kill ratio of 13.5 to 1.
THe Corsair is my favorite aircraft, it makes it so remarkable from other WWII planes, it just has a distinctive look to it.
aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu /specs/vought/f4u-4.htm   (855 words)

 Vought F4U Corsair (D Llewellyn James)
Designed by Beisel and Sikorsky, the F4U is regarded by many as one of the greatest combat aircraft in history, and was in production for a longer period of time than any US fighter other than the F4 Phantom.
Nonetheless the F4U was adopted by the Marine Corps and quickly demonstrated its effectiveness.
The US Navy finally adopted the F4U as a shipboard fighter-bomber in November 1944, and by early 1945 large numbers were operating from the fast carriers of the Pacific Fleet - although the longer-established and very capable Grumman F6F Hellcat remained somewhat more numerous aboard the carriers right up to the war's end.
www.compass.dircon.co.uk /F4U.htm   (544 words)

 Vought-Sikorsky F4U-1D Corsair
The F4U was conceived to use the most powerful engine and largest propeller a fighter plane ever had; these long propeller blades caused ground clearance problems.
The Corsair was nicknamed "Ensign Eliminator"; the strong engine torque didn't make it an easy plane to land.
F4U was developed in 1938 for US Marine Corps.
www.sikorskyarchives.com /f4u.html   (303 words)

 F4U Corsair
By any standard, this kit is the fastest built Corsair kits on the market and comes with multiple options to fit the builder’s needs and pocket book.
The F4U deluxe kit comes with all the basic kit contents plus an accessory package and gear door package for opening and closing the gear doors (6 gear doors and 2 tail wheel doors).
F4U Deluxe Kit, giant main retracts with 3/4" stainless steel oleo struts, air system, retractable scale tail wheel, scale 6" diameter tires and a 2 1/2" scale tail wheel tire, master painted cockpit with pilot, and scale functional exhaust.
www.centuryjet.com /webstore/category.cfm?Category=40   (1131 words)

 F4U-1D Corsair Review by Brett Green (Trumpeter 1/32)
This is a sensible choice for the first Corsair release, as the -1D variant saw service in both WWII and Korea, has ample stores options, and is relatively easy to backdate to a -1A.
Trumpeter's 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair comprises 355 injection moulded parts in grey plastic and clear styrene (including a clear cowl), rubber tyres, a small bag of metal rods, a photo-etched fret with hinges for control surfaces and an acetate sheet with printed instruments.
The Corsair is a popular modelling subject in 1/48 and 1/72 scale.
kits.kitreview.com /f4u1d32reviewbg_1.htm   (999 words)

 Vought F4U Corsair
The Vought F4U Corsair was developed early in 1938, at the request of the U.S. Navy.
Corsairs remained in service until 1965; total production was 12,681 aircraft.
The Vought F4U Corsair was one of the most famous American World War 2 planes
www.world-war-2-planes.com /vought_f4u_corsair.html   (223 words)

 Chance Vought F4U Corsair History and Specifications
British Corsairs had their wing tips clipped, 20cm being removed at the tips, to allow storage of the F4U on the lower decks of British carriers.
In the Pacific the FAA Corsair also began to operate in April 1944, participating in an attack on Sabang, and later in the attack on oil refineries at Pelambang.
In the RNZAF Corsair units, only the pilots and a small staff belonged to the squadron; aircraft and maintenance crew were grouped in a pool.
www.f4ucorsair.com /tdata/history.htm   (0 words)

 Aircraft: Vought F4U-1 Corsair
The Corsair "Ace" mentioned above was actually a Navy plane and pilot, and those kills were "bedcheck charlies", old slow biplanes used for nuisance raids, not MIG's.
He says the best single Corsair he flew in combat was the first F3A-1A his squadron received (it also had an R2800 built by Kelvinator and no one else wanted to fly it until the Squadron CO flew it and realized how good it was).
I got interested in the corsair when I saw the reruns of Black Sheep Squadron the 1970's T.V. series I love the look of the plane so I did a lot of research on it and I did a report on it and the famous Gregory "Pappy" Boyington.
aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu /specs/vought/f4u-1.htm   (650 words)

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