This highly detailed model features a fully functioning virtual cockpit, intricate cowl flap mechanisms, oil cooler and intercooler doors, wing folding mechanics, tail hook, animated bomb and drop tank release and more. An additional external model depicts the F4U-1B clipped-wing variant of the Corsair which was flown by the Royal Navy, who clipped the wings for easier storage in its cramped hangar decks and for better stall behaviour.
Accurately modelled F4U-1 Corsair, designed using real-world aircraft plans
Additional clipped wing F4U-1B Royal Navy external model included
Six authentic paint schemes:
No. 15 ‘Daphne C’, flown by Capt. James N. Cupp of VMF-213, Munda, September 1943
17-F-13 in the tri-colour scheme as it appeared aboard the USS Bunker Hill with the US Navy VF-17 units in 1943
No. 576 ‘Marine’s Dream’, flown by Major Gordon of the ‘Flying Aces’ VMF-222, December 1943
No. 18 ‘Bubbles’ of VMF-124, flown by Lt. Bill Crowe
5A British Royal Navy F4U-1B with clipped wings
RNZAF NZ5201, recently restored and resident in New Zealand
Numerous animations including canopy, cowl flap mechanisms, oil cooler and intercooler doors, wing folding mechanics, tail hook, animated bomb and drop tank release
High definition textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity, and bump and specular mapping are used throughout the aircraft to produce a truly 3D feel
Beautifully detailed Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine
Realistic radial stereo sound set
Authentic animated virtual cockpit
Accurate flight dynamics
Detailed and animated cockpit in exterior model
Cockpit sounds such as switches, knobs and levers
In-game options - special configuration panel allows for seat height adjustment and view angles in the VC and the removal of the pilot when on the ground
PDF manual including flight guide
PSD paint kit
Additional aircraft information In 1938 the US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics issued request for proposals for a ship-borne fighter aircraft. Vought-Sikorsky answered the call with a proposed design powered by a 2,000hp twin-row, 18-cylinder radial from Pratt & Whitney known as the ‘Twin Wasp’, one of the most powerful aero engines of the period.
In the first year of production, 1942, Vought produced 178 F4U-1s. These aircraft soon found their way to front line duty in the Pacific Theatre, immediately flying combat missions in 1943 with the US Marine Corps based in the islands. The first combat mission was carried out by VMF-124 on February 11th, 1943. The Corsair served with great distinction throughout the remainder of WWII and later in the Korean conflict. Later variants of the Corsair were employed by other international forces such as the French and Argentine navies, flying on into the 1950s and 1960s. Over 12,000 were eventually built and many airworthy examples still exist in private ownership.
Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, Gold, Steam Edition or SP2 required) or Prepar3D V3/V4 Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (32-bit or 64-bit) 3.0GHz or any Dual Core 2.0GB RAM 512MB graphics card 600MB hard drive space Download-Size: 400 MB
The e-book "A Guide to Flight Simulator" has been updated to version 1.95. [more]
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