Chance-Vought F4U Corsair

Fighter

Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair OE-EAS © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Vought F4U Corsair is a single-engine single-seat fighter aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Vought Sikorsky Aircraft, later by the Vought Division of United Aircraft Corp.. The Corsair was developed as a carrier-based fighter but was also operated land-based.
The F4U Corsair was also produced by Goodyear as the FG Corsair and Brewster as the F3U Corsair.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-2800-8 Double Wasp
Engine Power1491 kW2000 hp
Speed670 km/h362 kts
  417 mph
Service Ceiling11.247 m36.900 ft
Range1.633 km882 NM
1.015 mi.
Empty Weight4.074 kg8.982 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight6.350 kg14.000 lbs
Wing Span12,50 m41 ft 0 in
Wing Area29,2 m314 ft
Length10,16 m33 ft 4 in
Height4,90 m16 ft 1 in
First Flight29.05.1940
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1940-1952
Total Production12571
ICAO CodeCORS
Data for (Version)Chance-Vought F4U-1A Corsair

[Photo-ID: 1121] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Chance-Vought (Goodyear) F4U / FG-1A Corsair IV, Royal Navy, KD431, c/n 1871, Karsten Palt, 2008Chance-Vought (Goodyear)
F4U / FG-1A Corsair IV
Royal Navy
Reg.: KD431
c/n: 1871
 
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]
[Photo-ID: 1122] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Chance-Vought (Goodyear) F4U / FG-1A Corsair IV, Royal Navy, KD431, c/n 1871, Karsten Palt, 2008Chance-Vought (Goodyear)
F4U / FG-1A Corsair IV
Royal Navy
Reg.: KD431
c/n: 1871
 
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]
[Photo-ID: 10244] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Chance-Vought F4U-1D Corsair, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 50375, c/n 5622, Karsten Palt, 2014Chance-Vought
F4U-1D Corsair
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 50375
c/n: 5622
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10245] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Chance-Vought F4U-1D Corsair, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 50375, c/n 5622, Karsten Palt, 2014Chance-Vought
F4U-1D Corsair
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 50375
c/n: 5622
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 7421] Karsten Palt 2013-09-07
Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair, Red Bull Acro Team, OE-EAS, c/n 96995, Karsten Palt, 2013Chance-Vought
F4U-4 Corsair
Red Bull Acro Team
Reg.: OE-EAS
c/n: 96995
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7422] Karsten Palt 2013-09-07
Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair, Red Bull Acro Team, OE-EAS, c/n 96995, Karsten Palt, 2013Chance-Vought
F4U-4 Corsair
Red Bull Acro Team
Reg.: OE-EAS
c/n: 96995
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 12946] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair, Red Bull Acro Team, OE-EAS, c/n 96995, Karsten Palt, 2016Chance-Vought
F4U-4 Corsair
Red Bull Acro Team
Reg.: OE-EAS
c/n: 96995
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12947] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair, Red Bull Acro Team, OE-EAS, c/n 96995, Karsten Palt, 2016Chance-Vought
F4U-4 Corsair
Red Bull Acro Team
Reg.: OE-EAS
c/n: 96995
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 6205] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 96885, c/n 9039, Karsten Palt, 2012Chance-Vought
F4U-4 Corsair
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 96885
c/n: 9039
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6206] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 96885, c/n 9039, Karsten Palt, 2012Chance-Vought
F4U-4 Corsair
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 96885
c/n: 9039
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10950] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 97142, c/n 9296, Karsten Palt, 2015Chance-Vought
F4U-4 Corsair
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 97142
c/n: 9296
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10951] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 97142, c/n 9296, Karsten Palt, 2015Chance-Vought
F4U-4 Corsair
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 97142
c/n: 9296
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 12282] Karsten Palt 2016-04-10
Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair, United States Navy, 97259, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Chance-Vought
F4U-4 Corsair
United States Navy
Reg.: 97259
 
ex NX6667
EAA AirVenture Museum [Oshkosh, WI]
[Photo-ID: 12283] Karsten Palt 2016-04-10
Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair, United States Navy, 97259, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Chance-Vought
F4U-4 Corsair
United States Navy
Reg.: 97259
 
ex NX6667
EAA AirVenture Museum [Oshkosh, WI]
[Photo-ID: 5888] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Chance-Vought F4U-5N Corsair, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 122189, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Chance-Vought
F4U-5N Corsair
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 122189
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5889] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Chance-Vought F4U-5N Corsair, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 122189, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Chance-Vought
F4U-5N Corsair
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 122189
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6157] Karsten Palt 2012-06-14
Chance-Vought F4U-7 Corsair, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 133704, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Chance-Vought
F4U-7 Corsair
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 133704
 
ex Aeronavale 704, displayed as USMC AU-1 Corsair 129358 / 8WS flown by Jerry Coleman
San Diego Air and Space Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 7791] Karsten Palt 2013-10-12
Chance-Vought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair, , N3466G, c/n 92132, Karsten Palt, 2013Chance-Vought (Goodyear)
FG-1D Corsair
Reg.: N3466G
c/n: 92132
 
under restoration, Baa Baa Black Sheep actor, was equipped with smoke generators
Tri-State Warbird Museum [Batavia, OH (Cincinnati)]
[Photo-ID: 1237] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Chance-Vought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair, The Fighter Collection, G-FGID, c/n 3111, Karsten Palt, 2008Chance-Vought (Goodyear)
FG-1D Corsair
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-FGID
c/n: 3111
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12948] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Chance-Vought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair, The Fighter Collection, G-FGID, c/n 3111, Karsten Palt, 2016Chance-Vought (Goodyear)
FG-1D Corsair
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-FGID
c/n: 3111
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12949] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Chance-Vought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair, The Fighter Collection, G-FGID, c/n 3111, Karsten Palt, 2016Chance-Vought (Goodyear)
FG-1D Corsair
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-FGID
c/n: 3111
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12950] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Chance-Vought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair, The Fighter Collection, G-FGID, c/n 3111, Karsten Palt, 2016Chance-Vought (Goodyear)
FG-1D Corsair
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-FGID
c/n: 3111
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12419] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Chance-Vought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair, United States Navy, 88382, c/n 3196, Karsten Palt, 2016Chance-Vought (Goodyear)
FG-1D Corsair
United States Navy
Reg.: 88382
c/n: 3196
 
Museum of Flight [Seattle, WA]