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F4U-4

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Totals
1320000 Price
360 Survivability
5514 kgWeight
288.7 Damage
Speed
1549.2 Airspeed
670 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
670 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
1300 mOptimum Altitude
850 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
113.4 m/sRate of Climb
160 km/hStall Speed
387 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
79.2 Controllability
11.4 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
130 °/sRate of Roll
1187.4 Maneuverability
VII
Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair
1320000
A further modification of the F4U. Used extensively in World War II against Japan and the Korean War. A total of 2,557 aircraft were built.

Tech Tree

Engine
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0
EngineR-2800-8
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp2000
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1100
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R-2800-8
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15500
EngineR-2800-8W
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp2250
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1100
Price:
Research cost15500
Purchase price89500
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15500
R-2800-8W
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20100
EngineR-2800-18W
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp2450
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1200
Price:
Research cost20100
Purchase price110000
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20100
R-2800-18W
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0
Engine
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp2450
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1200
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Airframe
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Airframe
Specifications:
Survivability360
Weight, kg4054
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AirframeF4U-4
Specifications:
Survivability360
Weight, kg4054
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F4U-4
Wing-mounted weapon
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0
Machine gun12.7 mm AN/M2 (W)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1120
Damage45
Rate of Fire, rounds/min750
Weight, kg60
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6x12.7 mm AN/M2 (W)
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15800
Machine gun12.7 mm MG-53-2 (W)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1160
Damage52
Rate of Fire, rounds/min800
Weight, kg60
Price:
Research cost15800
Purchase price24500
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15800
6x12.7 mm MG-53-2 (W)
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19500
Machine gun20 mm M3 (W)
Specifications:
Caliber20
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1600
Damage115
Rate of Fire, rounds/min420
Weight, kg90
Price:
Research cost19500
Purchase price47150
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19500
4x20 mm M3 (W)
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0
Machine gun
Specifications:
Caliber20
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1600
Damage115
Rate of Fire, rounds/min420
Weight, kg90
Price:
Purchase price47150
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4x
Outboard weapon
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No weapons
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14500
Rockets5'' HVAR Mk. 4
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m30
Damage1000
Weight, kg64
Price:
Research cost14500
Purchase price500
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14500
8x5'' HVAR Mk. 4
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0
Rockets
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m30
Damage1000
Weight, kg64
Price:
Purchase price500
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8x
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No weapons
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No weapons
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No weapons


Modules

Engine

Engine

Tier Engine Engine Power, hp / Thrust Type Weight, kg Price,
VII R-2800-8W 2250 air-cooled 1100 89500
VIII R-2800-18W 2450 air-cooled 1200 110000
VIII 2450 air-cooled 1200 110000
Airframe

Airframe

Tier Airframe Survivability Weight, kg Price,
VII 360 4054 75000
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
VII 12.7 mm MG-53-2 (W) 12.7 1160 52 800 60 24500
VIII 20 1600 115 420 90 47150
Outboard weapon

Outboard weapon

Tier Bombs Damage Radius, m Damage Weight, kg Price,
V 500 lb 75 4300 225 1150
Outboard weapon

Outboard weapon

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


Compatible Equipment

Compatible Consumables

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Good airspeed for a multirole
  • Decent maneuverability for a multirole
  • Durable for a multirole
  • Powerful 20mm autocannons with a long overheat time
  • Can carry rockets or bombs


Cons:


  • Low optimal altitude, vulnerable to boom-and-zoom fighters and heavy fighters
  • Potentially painful stock grind if top guns haven't been unlocked in other planes


Performance

Coming out the F4U-1, the F4U-4 Corsair feels more of an upgrade than a new plane. Like before it starts out armed with only 12.7mm machine guns. Without unlocking the top guns from the P-51A Mustang and the F7F Tigercat, you're in for a tough early grind. The 20mm autocannons are completely worth it as they combine a happy balance of firepower, accuracy, and high overheat time. The bombs and rockets carry over from the F4U-1 and should be used the same as before. This plane plays exactly like its predecessor, but at Tier VII you have some things to watch out for. Low altitude turnfighters remain a menace but now high altitude boom-and-zoom fighters become just as serious a problem. Stay close to your team's fighters and keep an eye on enemy fighters trying to ambush you from above. Like the plane before it, the F4U-4 is durable enough to take a few hits but always have an escape plan (and enough boost) as enemies with large-caliber guns will still tear it apart. Support your team with your rockets (or bombs) and tear planes apart with your new 20mm guns. The F4U-4 is a solid but flexible multirole that gets the job done.


Early Research

  • 2nd 12.7mm machine guns and 20mm autocannons are shared with the P-51A and F7F Tigercat respectively
  • Otherwise, research the guns first
  • Bombs and HVAR Rockets carry over from the F4U-1 and can be mounted immediately
  • Research the engines next


History for this plane not found

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