I love Corsair shaped wings


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Oct 9, 2020
Have been fortunate to visit air museums at Eglin AFB, Evergreen in OR and Udvar-Hazy & Smithsonian DC --- all excellent.


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Mar 23, 2014
Ocala, Florida
FunFact: Although designed for carrier and land based duty, it was relegated to land use only. The Navy found that on landing, the prop could contact the deck even with a good landing. Also the main and tail struts were too stiff and unforgiving for carrier use.


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Nov 4, 2004
Ringgold, GA
In the early stages, it was relegated to land use because of carrier landing problems. It was later flown off US Carriers in WW2, but only after a steep learning curve, and some modifications to eliminate left wing stall and cowl flap issues. The British Royal Navy worked out a lot of landing bugs. The Corsair was also used as a ground attack aircraft in Korea, flying off carriers. It was preferred over the F-6 Hellcat because it could carry more ordinance. The Corsair, Hellcat, and Thunderbolt had the same engine; Pratt & Whitney R-2800.