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Whistling Death - The F4U Corsair!

F4U Corsair Whistling Death

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Whistling_Death_ #1 Posted 30 August 2017 - 02:31 PM

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 The F4U Corsair was F-A-S-T!  The F4U-4, (the last variant to see action during World War II), had an 18-cylinder, supercharged engine with 2,100 horsepower on tap, (that could be boosted to 2,450 horsepower with water/alcohol injection!), and had a top speed of 448 mph! :amazed: It was an engine with wings attached!  :)

 

The whistling sound was produced when the plane was in a dive, (as in a strafing run), and as the air passed through the wing mounted engine cooling radiators, it would make an eerie whistling sound.  Japanese soldiers knew when they heard that sound, that six .50 cal. machine guns and possibly bombs as well would be raining down on them!  :hiding: Hence, the F4U Corsair earned the nickname, "Whistling Death".

 

For WWII fighter plane-aholics, this is a great video!  Enjoy.  :)  4 min.

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_F4U_Corsair

 

3 min. 21 secs.

 

The F4U Corsair was the star of the 1970's TV show, Baa Baa Black Sheep, which was about the famous WWII Black Sheep squadron flying their F4U Corsair's. 1 min 15 secs.

 

 

If you'd like to learn more about the famous Black Sheep squadron, here you go -

 

 

 

Flown properly, the F4U Corsair outperformed the Japanese Zero by a wide margin. 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Whistling_Death_, 31 August 2017 - 12:09 PM.


gerr22 #2 Posted 31 August 2017 - 11:52 AM

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awsome vid s guys keep it up

 



Whistling_Death_ #3 Posted 31 August 2017 - 01:56 PM

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Thank you for your kind comment.  I'm glad you enjoyed the videos.

 

There is a lot of history associated with these planes and unless we forget the lessons of history, we are bound to repeat them.






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