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fordfan25
09-29-2004, 07:49 PM
i seen the list of planes in the sticky but i dont know any thing about the deffernces in the moddle numbers of the corsairs.are we geting any of the 400+ versions that came out neer the end of the wari think it was late 44'?

fordfan25
09-29-2004, 07:49 PM
i seen the list of planes in the sticky but i dont know any thing about the deffernces in the moddle numbers of the corsairs.are we geting any of the 400+ versions that came out neer the end of the wari think it was late 44'?

Snootles
09-29-2004, 07:58 PM
F4U-1: Original Corsair version. Mostly used by the Marines, as they were considered unsatisfactory for carrier ops.

F4U-1A: Landing gear modified and cockpit raised to improve carrier suitability. First version to be used extensively by the US Navy.

F4U-1C: Four 20mm cannon instead of usual six 12.7 mm machine guns.

F4U-1D: Improved engine with water injection, increased bombload/carrying capacity.

Red_Russian13
09-29-2004, 09:23 PM
Snootles;

Thanks for the clarification. Appreciate it.

stansdds
09-30-2004, 04:12 AM
Not exactly.

F4U-1: the so called "bird cage" canopy and it was found to be less than ideal for carrier use, most went to the Marines.

F4U-1A: not an official designation, these were designated as F4U-1's by the Navy. It did feature the raised cockpit and bubble canopy and modifications to the landing gear. I don't think the Navy used this version extensively as there are very few photos of F4U-1A's trapping aboard carriers. The last few production batches of the -1A introduced the Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8W engine with the water-methanol injection system for emergency power.

F4U-1C: Developed at the same time as the F4U-1D. It differed from the -1D by having four 20mm cannons instead of six .50 caliber machine guns. The -1C was produced in small batches interspersed with -1D batches and other than the cannons was identical to the -1D.

F4U-1D: This is the version of the Corsair that saw the most use by the Navy. It featured six .50 caliber machine guns, attachment points under the wings for eight 5" high velocity aerial rockets, two pylons under the wing roots for drop tanks or bombs up to 1000 pounds and the centerline hardpoint for a drop tank or a bomb of up to 1000 pounds was retained from the F4U-1 and -1A. The centerline hardpoint was rarely used, I have seen only a couple of pictures of drop tanks being fitted to the centerline. Most -1D's were armed with drop tanks, one drop tank and one bomb, or two bombs on the pylons. When only one drop tank was used, it was almost always located on the starboard pylon.

wuggle85
09-30-2004, 05:05 AM
i hope the F4U-1C has more ammo for its 20mm cannon then the hurrie 2c did i allways find myself running out of ammo early http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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VW-IceFire
09-30-2004, 06:42 AM
Probably does.

The Hurricane IIc has 80-90 rpg while the Typhoon (just to give you an idea) with the same configuration had 120 rpg and the Tempest with the same configuration had 200 rpg. I think the Corsair F4U-1C has the capacity somewhere between the 120 and 200.

The Hurricane IIc armament was somewhat limited in use...definately tacked on at the end of its useful lifespan.

wuggle85
09-30-2004, 07:01 AM
exelent that means more time over the target area http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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JG53Frankyboy
09-30-2004, 07:17 AM
a F4U-4B had 924 rounds for its 20mm canons at all.

http://www.geocities.com/slakergmb/id86.htm

so, F4U-1C propably the same http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

stansdds
09-30-2004, 06:10 PM
The F4U-1C carried 220 rounds per cannon.