View Full Version : Corsair Loadout Bug?

10-24-2004, 05:49 PM
I don't have PF, but this looks like a genuine screen shot.

Is this F4U-1 dropping not one, but two, external fuel tanks? Is that a load-out option?

The F4U-1 couldn't carry any external fuel tanks. The first model that could was the F4U-1A and that was a single tank on the centerline fuselage rack.

The F4U-1 did have the capability to carry a 100 lb bomb under each wing. Is that a load out option?

Were British Corair Is modified to carry two tanks? I'm not saying they weren't, just that I can't find any evidence of it, and they sure weren't built that way at the factory.


10-24-2004, 06:50 PM
Off to ORR with this one.

10-24-2004, 07:14 PM
no need to i think because those are 2x Napalm tanks

10-24-2004, 07:21 PM
The F4U-1 couldn't carry those, either. It had no racks other than two removable racks that could accomodate a 100lb bomb each. These were located on the outer portions of the wings under the guns and just ahead of the gun ejection ports.

10-24-2004, 07:22 PM
I answered over in ORR as well, but they could be napalm, or they could be 154gal droptanks. Both look the same, and both are available on almost all Corsair variants.

10-24-2004, 07:37 PM
Response here:


10-25-2004, 04:00 AM
The F4U-1 and -1A only had a centerline attachment point for one drop tank. This attachment point was field modified so that a Brewster bomb rack with a 1000 pound capacity could be attached in place of the drop tank. The twin pylons were not available until the -1C and -1D.

10-25-2004, 05:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>The F4U-1 and -1A only had a centerline attachment point for one drop tank. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Very true, saw a couple of them at the flight museum in Seattle, all of them had these.

10-25-2004, 06:39 AM
That in the screenshot is a Corsair Mk.I though.

10-25-2004, 07:05 AM
Which is a -1 Corsair. The very first production version of the aircraft. As stated by Stan and Chimp, only provisions for 100lb bombs under the wings.