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[ F4U-1A, FG-1A, F3A-1A ]

This version had a clear canopy that improved the pilot’s fields of vision. It had a domed top that allowed the seat to be raised by some 7 in (0.18 m) for a useful improvement in the pilot’s forward fields of vision. It differs from the -1D canopy because it has support frames on the sides.
A pneumatic rather than solid tire on a heightened tailwheel unit was introduced, that effectively lowered the nose.
A small spoiler was added on the leading edge of the starboard wing.
The 862nd F4U-1A introduced another upgraded feature in the form of the Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8W radial with a water-injection capability that boosted maximum power to 2,250 hp (1.678 kW).
Number built: 2,066
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