This is the D variant of the popular Corsair World War II fighter
plane. It uses new parts to recreate features specific to the F4U-1D,
which was the first Corsair to be cleared for use on aircraft carriers.
This fighter-bomber could carry drop tanks on new hard points under the
wing root, and up to 8 rockets under the outer wing. It provided
invaluable close support for ground troops during landings in places
such as the Philippines and Okinawa, and continued to serve after WWII,
F4U-1D Specific Detail differences from previous variants:
- The semi-bubble canopy was altered during production to remove upper side frames and improve visibility.
- Propeller blades were thicker from the root.
- Hardpoints under the wing root allowed carrying of bombs and drop tanks.
- The tail wheel cover had a new fairing to improve aerodynamics.
- Outer wing sections had extended metal areas with mounts for eight rockets total.
- Cockpit floor window was scrapped.