Welcome to Wargaming.net Wiki!
Variants
/
/
Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair

Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair

Jump to: navigation, search





F4U-1

Icon
Totals
907000 Price
320 Survivability
5364 kgWeight
288.7 Damage
Speed
1460.6 Airspeed
650 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
650 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
1200 mOptimum Altitude
800 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
111.3 m/sRate of Climb
160 km/hStall Speed
360 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
79.2 Controllability
11.7 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
130 °/sRate of Roll
1163.8 Maneuverability
VI
Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair
907000
One of the most widely produced United States Navy fighters of World War II. Used in both carrier- and land-based operations.

Tech Tree

Engine
tree_wowp_ico-engine.pngVI
0
EngineXR-2800-4
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1805
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg950
tree_wowp_ico-engine.pngVI
XR-2800-4
tree_wowp_ico-engine.pngVI
6300
EngineR-2800-5
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1850
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1000
Price:
Research cost6300
Purchase price55900
tree_wowp_ico-engine.pngVI
6300
R-2800-5
tree_wowp_ico-engine.pngVII
0
Engine
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp2000
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1100
tree_wowp_ico-engine.pngVII
tree_wowp_ico-engine.pngVII
11900
EngineR-2800-8
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp2000
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1100
Price:
Research cost11900
Purchase price62700
tree_wowp_ico-engine.pngVII
11900
R-2800-8
Airframe
tree_wowp_ico-planer.pngV
0
AirframeF4U-1
Specifications:
Survivability320
Weight, kg4054
tree_wowp_ico-planer.pngV
F4U-1
tree_wowp_ico-planer.pngVI
9450
AirframeF4U-1A
Specifications:
Survivability340
Weight, kg4100
Price:
Research cost9450
Purchase price78500
tree_wowp_ico-planer.pngVI
9450
F4U-1A
tree_wowp_ico-planer.pngVI
0
Airframe
Specifications:
Survivability340
Weight, kg4100
tree_wowp_ico-planer.pngVI
Wing-mounted weapon
tree_wowp_ico-gun.pngVI
0
Machine gun12.7 mm AN/M2 (W)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1120
Damage45
Rate of Fire, rounds/min750
Weight, kg60
tree_wowp_ico-gun.pngVI
6x12.7 mm AN/M2 (W)
tree_wowp_ico-gun.pngVI
6200
Machine gun20 mm M2 (W)
Specifications:
Caliber20
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1440
Damage90
Rate of Fire, rounds/min400
Weight, kg90
Price:
Research cost6200
Purchase price30000
tree_wowp_ico-gun.pngVI
6200
4x20 mm M2 (W)
tree_wowp_ico-gun.pngVI
0
Machine gun
Specifications:
Caliber20
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1440
Damage90
Rate of Fire, rounds/min400
Weight, kg90
Price:
Purchase price30000
tree_wowp_ico-gun.pngVI
4x
Outboard weapon
tree_wowp_ico-empty.png
No weapons
tree_wowp_ico-rocket.pngVIII
14500
Rockets5'' HVAR Mk. 4
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m30
Damage1000
Weight, kg64
Price:
Research cost14500
Purchase price500
tree_wowp_ico-rocket.pngVIII
14500
8x5'' HVAR Mk. 4
tree_wowp_ico-rocket.pngVIII
0
Rockets
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m30
Damage1000
Weight, kg64
Price:
Purchase price500
tree_wowp_ico-rocket.pngVIII
8x
tree_wowp_ico-.png
No weapons
tree_wowp_ico-.png
No weapons
tree_wowp_ico-.png
No weapons


Modules

Engine

Engine

Tier Engine Engine Power, hp / Thrust Type Weight, kg Price,
VI XR-2800-4 1805 air-cooled 950 49600
VI R-2800-5 1850 air-cooled 1000 55900
VII 2000 air-cooled 1100 62700
Airframe

Airframe

Tier Airframe Survivability Weight, kg Price,
VI F4U-1A 340 4100 78500
VI 340 4100 78500
Wing-mounted weapon

Wing-mounted weapon

Tier Machine gun Caliber Muzzle Velocity, m/s Damage Rate of Fire, rounds/min Weight, kg Price,
VI 12.7 mm AN/M2 (W) 12.7 1120 45 750 60 16400
VI 20 mm M2 (W) 20 1440 90 400 90 30000
Outboard weapon

Outboard weapon

Tier Rockets Damage Radius, m Damage Weight, kg Price,
VIII 5'' HVAR Mk. 4 30 1000 64 500
VIII 30 1000 64 500


Compatible Equipment

Compatible Consumables

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Good airspeed, decent handling for a multi-role
  • Autocannons are good against Heavy Fighters
  • Can carry bombs or rockets.
  • Respectable amount of hitpoints


Cons:


  • Can easily fall victim to most fighters in a turn battle
  • Bombs take eternity to reload vs predecessor
  • Rockets take as long to reload


Performance

The F4U-1 is the first of the Corsair line and is, in many ways, unique among American planes of its tier. The first thing to note is the appearance of four 20mm autocannons, giving it hard-hitting firepower at medium range. This allows the F4U-1 to compete with other multiroles and fighters and can dispatch GAs and heavy fighters in short order. The F4U-1 is well-rounded with decent maneuverability and airspeed. While not as fast as the P-47B Thunderbolt, it can get around and zoom in fairly quickly. Fortunately the F4U-1 boasts respectable mobility more useful in keeping your autocannons on target rather than evading agile aircraft. It is robust enough to take a few hits, but not quite as tough as its cousin the P-47B. Against ground targets, the F4U-1 can mount eight 5" HVAR rockets or two 500lb bombs. The weapon of choice for most players is the hard-hitting HVAR rockets, useful for pummeling ground targets and destroying the occasional heavy fighter going for a collision kill. The main downsides of the F4U-1, unfortunately, also lie with its armaments. The 20mm autocannnons overheat quickly and the bombs or rockets take a long time to reload. Unlike the P-47B, the F4U-1 isn't suited for sustained fire and requires good trigger discipline. Another downside is the low optimal altitude for an American plane, though this is a small price to pay for its turning and climbing performance. Overall the F4U-1 is better suited at quickly shooting down other planes, with the option of attacking ground targets. In the hands of an experienced player, the F4U-1 is a force to be reckoned with and is more than capable of carrying the team to victory.


History for this plane not found

Historical Gallery


USA IBoeing P-12 IICurtiss F11C-2 IIGrumman F2F IIBoeing P-26 Peashooter IIIGrumman F3F IIISeversky P-35 IVBrewster F2A Buffalo IVRepublic P-43 Lancer VGrumman F4F Wildcat VRepublic XP-44 Rocket VIChance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair VIRepublic P-47B Thunderbolt VIIChance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair VIIRepublic P-47N Thunderbolt VIIIGoodyear F2G Super Corsair VIIIRepublic XP-72 IXRepublic F-84B Thunderjet IXLockheed F-94D Starfire XRepublic F-84F Thunderstreak XChance-Vought F7U Cutlass
UK IGloster Goldfinch IIHawker Demon IIIBlackburn Skua IVHawker Hurricane Mk I VHawker Hurricane Mk II VHawker Hurricane IID VIHawker Tornado VIIHawker Typhoon VIIISupermarine Seafang F.32 VIIIHawker Tempest IXHawker Sea Hawk XHawker Hunter
Germany IArado Ar 65 IVArado Ar 197 VFocke-Wulf Fw 190 A-1 VIFocke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5 VIIFocke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R2 VIIFocke-Wulf Fw 190 D VIIIMesserschmitt Me 109 TL VIIIBlohm und Voss P.210 IXBlohm und Voss P.212.03 XBlohm und Voss P.215.02
USSR IPolikarpov I-5 IIPolikarpov I-15 IIPolikarpov I-5 ShKAS IIIKochyerigin-Yatsenko DI-6i IIIPolikarpov I-16 (early mod.) IVPolikarpov I-16 (late mod.) IVPolikarpov I-16 Type 29 IVBorovkov-Florov I-207/4 IVLavochkin LaGG-3 series 4 VLavochkin LaGG-3 series 34 VCurtiss P-40 M-105 VYakovlev Yak-7 VYakovlev Yak-7 M-82 VIIlyushin IL-1 VIYakovlev Yak-9 VIIYakovlev Yak-9U VIIIMikoyan-Gurevich I-260 VIIISukhoi Su-9 IXAlekseyev I-211 XAlekseyev I-215
China IICurtiss Hawk III
Japan INakajima Type-91 VIIMitsubishi J4M Senden VIIIKyushu J7W1 Shinden IXKyushu J7W2 Shinden-Kai XKyushu J7W3

de:Plane:F4uja:Plane:F4u