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What a beautiful fighter ...from Japan
Listen to the "lumpy idle" of one of these rotary engine, then listen to the idle of an old Harley...strange coincidence...or not.Harley engines and these radial engines were constructed on the same principals of engineering.
Is there a prettier sound than those big piston-driven radial engines? (turbo props suck!)
O F4U Corsair é lindo demais! 😍
Lo mejor que era verlo despegar no lo presentaron.!!! ¡Que cabeza..!!
Anyone know why some Corsairs had three blades and some 4 blades? I'd figure with all that h.p., four blades would be necessary..
IIRC it was the various models (i.e. A, B, C, D, etc)
The Corsair's service in Korea was testament to how advanced the aircraft was that it remained useful for that long in an era when most combat aircraft had shelf lives of 3-5 years.
My favorite plane!
Love this plane, just got to love. I'm currently building a 1/32 scale model of it.. Perhaps I'll build the other one too.
Ill never forget seeing one of these start at an airshow a few years ago. Most glorious thing Ive seen in my life.
FunFact the RAF used these and the TBF Avengers and the Hellcat as their primary Naval Planes
Probably started better 70 years ago
Hey man, I love your vids! No annoying music, just those beautiful sounds and images. Cheers from Brazil!
That is a F4U-1A right? And fantastic video Spencer!!
The Corsair is one of the best planes ever and my favorite
The sound of round
shout out to the blacksheep
I friend of mind let me fly his fully restored F4U-4. I tried to tell him I was only checked out in a Cessna 150. He said ah fly it anyway, what could happen. To make a long story short, I ended up crashing it in the Atlantic ocean. He was bitching that I cost him many millions of dollars, and sends me a bill every December for 3 million dollars. I ain't talked to him in all these years and my crash happened in 1973.
I can't believe it started
1:33 I was worried he was going to burn up that starter. Wonder if he has a "shotgun cartridge" starter he could use on that engine.
The wing shape gives the plane a Stuka appearance! Enjoyed the video,thanks!
There is an old guy that owns a dozen of the 4360s, lives out in the desert. He starts them up just to hear the thunder and clouds of smoke.
34 weaboos disliked
The Corsair is exciting, the video is kind of lame. That's probably why the down-votes.
You don't realize how big one of these planes are until you walk up to one.
My alltime favorite plane. I love these things even more than the Mustang!
Love the sound of that horse nosed bitch!!
Eine imposante und sehr schnelle Maschine mit einem super Sound
Incredible machines. My late father flew Corsairs in the Fleet Air Arm in WW11. Never saw action, was just about to get deployed when the war ended. Years back took him to Warbirds Over Wanaka, ( iconic air show in New Zealand) and he just closed his eyes and soaked up that magnificent sound as the Corsair flew overhead, and then tried explaining that from inside the cockpit in flight that sound transformed into a sort of vibration , or hum, that just went right through your body. Beautiful aircraft, remember how young these guys were who flew them in the various services around the world. Landing them on Carriers was a little hair raising from Dad's stories!!
Rumor has it that the monster R-4360 Pratt and Whitney radial was considered as a replacement upgrade for the F4U Corsair R-2800?It would have delivered 3000 HP and a truck load of torque, maybe more than could be handled by the airframe and pilots.
They did build a few w/the 4360, was the end of the piston engine era so it wasn't needed.
Pappy would be proud🇨🇦👍
How can 31 people not like this sound? Great upload, thank you for sharing, subscribed.
Awesome! Nothing like the sound of a Radial Engine. Love these classic planes. She is a beauty.
If some were still in service today, they would have served as COIN or CAS roles
25 viewers were AM6 Zero Pilots. Joking!
Keeper of Eurobeat Hahahahaha. This comment made my day! Good one sir
Nah.All the dislikes were pilots that flew Vals.
The sound of freedom...
Baa Baa Blacksheep.......grew up with that show.....the Corsair was the star and main attraction.
That must have seriously drained the battery
My second-favorite plane!
Argon Wheatbelly oh i love the p 40 warhawk
P-38 Lightning...for the same reason I love gaff-rigged schooners.
Argon Wheatbelly whats your first?
I sometimes wonder what the guys who flew these and other WW2 'birds in combat (in all the air forces)would think of all the safety regs nowadays -- especially that helmet and that visor. Space Age Stuff !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey Slim, my late father did 400 hours in one of these in the British Fleet Air Arm, and from the stories he told it was a pretty sparse experience. Incredible machines, but not too many creature comforts!
My favorite .
I sure hope these engines did not take this long to start up in war time.. I realize though the importance of turning the engine over a bit to circulate oil for one that has been sitting for a long time and having just been restored.
They did when they'd been sitting for a while, but that rarely happened in wartimr
Probably not, depending on how well maintained they were...but it is an antique engine, though.
That thing looked so overbuilt sitting there. It has such a robust looking landing gear. It also needs a white arrow painted on the tail.
Ultra-mega cool. Awesome. Love the Corsair.
Could easily hear the whistling sound in flight.
How awesome is that!!! What a thrill To see.
WOW takes a lot of power just to start it. Sounds great though.
James Kirk idk about the Corsair but I know the p38 had oilers and what u seen at first was just and oil cycle before he hit the fuel the she fired right up
What brought the wings up ? Was it Hydraulics or electric motors ? Pretty smooth so maybe electric right ?
While I'm not completely certain I think the wing folding was done by hydraulics. i could be wrong but I seem to remember reading it somewhere long ago.
where is the fuel tank?
Aleksei Mikojan Corsair has a tank in front of the widshield
I was there with my friend and boy it was a beautiful plane.
Could a Corsair outperform a FW190 Dora and Fiat G56 centauro?
The F4U corsair would have had a tough time against the FW 190. Flown by a skilled pilot the 190 was as deadly a fighter as there ever was. The F4U was much heavier and the R2800 was not as quickly responsive to the throttle as the 190s V12 . The F4U did have an advantage in a dive provided by its weight. All in all the F4U was more suited to rocket attacks, bombing and strafing then it was to nimble air to air dog fighting. It also could take heavy damage and keep flying if hit while on a low level strafing run.
lol no it couldn't Dora was cream of the crop, it was faster, had a higher service ceiling, way more agile, better visibility, better armament, mw50
Whats about a Dornier DO335?
Great plane. It's a shame they couldn't make these work well for carrier operations. Still, as land-based fighters they were awesome.
Exactly Nathan, my late father flew Corsairs in the Fleet Air Arm and clocked up more than 400 hours training in various parts of the world , some of it flying off Carriers. He never saw action as was about to deploy when the war ended. He absolutely loved it , but they were tricky carrier aircraft. He didn't talk much about it but lost a few colleagues in training and battle trying to land back on carriers.
Nuancolar the British figured out how to land them on carriers and they were carrier approved. The Navy didn't like them though because they were hard to land and more expensive than the f6f
F4-U- 1D model, the A model didn't have a step in the starboard flap