CAF F4U Corsair
The Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Originally produced by Vought, demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed their manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A.
It quickly became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair.
As well as being an outstanding fighter, the Corsair proved to be an excellent fighter-bomber, serving almost exclusively in the latter role throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria.
This is Dixie Wing's newest bird! She has a wing span of 41ft and length of 33ft. Empty Weight: 8,694lbs with a maximum Speed of 417 mph, powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 2,250 h.p. engine.
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