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Full Scale

This forum is for everything related to the Full Scale Corsair. Under this forum you will find forums for the variants, like the F4U-1A and the F4U-1D.
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  • [ F4U-1, FG-1, F3A-1 ]
    This forum is for everything that is specifically for the early -1 variant of the Corsair.
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    Last post by rwright142 View the latest post
    Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:58 pm
  • [ 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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    7 Posts
    Last post by Robert78 View the latest post
    Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:21 am
  • [ F4U-1D, FG-1D, F3A-1D ]
    This version flew with the R-2800-8W radial engine with water injection boosting maximum power output to 2,250 hp (1678 kW), a fixed armament of 6 × 0.50 inch (12,7 mm) guns. In response to the ever increasing demand for ground attack aircraft, hardpoints under the inner wing panels for 2 × 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs or two 133 Imp gal (160 US gal, 606 liter) drop tanks were added. Some of the aircraft had provision for a centerline drop tank, and this attachment could be fitted with a Brewster adapter able to lift a single 500 lb (227 kg), 1,000 lb (454 kg) or 2,000 lb (907 kg) bomb.
    Early aircraft also carried two Mk 41-2 racks under their outer wing panels to be able to carry two 100 lb (45 kg) bombs, although in the last 266 aircraft switched to zero-length launchers for 8 × 5 in (127 mm) HVAR rockets that were altogether more powerful ground-attack weapons.
    The F4U-1D differed from the later F4U-4 in details such as its length of 33 ft 4 in (10,16 m), height of 15 ft 1 in (4,60 m), empty weight of 8,694 lb (3.944 kg), normal take-off weight of 12,039 lb (5.461 kg), max take-off weight of 13,120 lb (5.951 kg), max level speed of 425 mph (684 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6.095 m) declining to 328 mph (528 km/h) at sea level, max range of 1,562 miles (2.514 km) with drop tanks, initial climb rate of 3,120 ft (951 m) per minute, and a service ceiling of 37,000 ft (11.280 m).
    Number built: 1.375 out of 4.669 (including F4U-1 - F4U-1P)
    5 Topics
    17 Posts
    Last post by scale specialties View the latest post
    Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:23 pm
  • [ F4U-4 ]
    All versions of the -4.
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    13 Posts
    Last post by famvburg View the latest post
    Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:13 pm
  • [ F4U-5 ]
    All versions of the -5.
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    Last post by rwright142 View the latest post
    Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:41 pm
  • [ F4U-7 ]
    All versions of the -7.
    Moderator: ALU-7
    3 Topics
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    Last post by stansdds View the latest post
    Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:42 pm
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