The Vought F4U Corsair (ICAO: CORS / WAKE: MEDIUM) is an American single-seat vintage fighter aircraft. Created in Second Life by E-Tech, the plane is a replica of the real-life Vought F4U Corsair, an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War.
The real-life Corsair was designed as a carrier-based aircraft. However its difficult carrier landing performance rendered the Corsair unsuitable for Navy use until the carrier landing issues were overcome when used by the British Fleet Air Arm. The Corsair thus came to and retained prominence in its area of greatest deployment: land based use by the U.S. Marines. In addition to being used by U.S. and British forces, the Corsair was also used by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the French Navy Aéronavale and other, smaller, air forces until the 1960s. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair.
After the carrier landing issues had been tackled it quickly became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. The Corsair served almost exclusively as a fighter-bomber throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria.
- Pilot's heads-up display (HUD) with:
- Engine on/off, canopy, lights, hook, airbrake, flaps, gear, wings, camera control, military power, armament select/fire, and VICE on/off switches.
- Generation 2 flight system with options for extreme manoeuvres.
- Exterior lighting (navigation lights).
- Animated components (folding wings, landing hook, control surfaces, landing gear, propeller, canopy etc.).
- VICE combat system with: 12.7mm AN/M2 Browning machine guns, 12.7cm rockets and 910kg bomb.
- Optional smoke trails (x6 colors).
- Permission modes: Owner, Group or Everyone.