f4u Corsair

My all time favorite prop plane. the last carier based prop fighter. powered by a pratt and whitney (made in CT) r-2800 double wasp radial engine, with 18 cylinders, making 2250 horsepower! Armed with 6, 50 cal machine guns. Bent wing design to allow the landing gear to be low enough in order to allow the giant prop to clear the ground.  It was nicknamed “Whistling Death”, because of the scream it made in a high speed dive.

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One response to “f4u Corsair

  • Dustin

    Original corsair had a 4 blad prop. Lots of test pilots died because the prop was so big an the engine has so much torque that when the pilots would give it full throttle on takeoff they would snap roll inverted and burn in.

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