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fordfan25
10-25-2004, 01:50 PM
i looked at the wallpapper desktop for PF and it looks like the corsair droping the big rockets has 4 holes in each wing instead of 3. for the guns

VW-IceFire
10-25-2004, 02:56 PM
I don't think I've ever seen or heard of a Corsair with 8 .50cals. I have seen mention of ground crews painting on an extra 2 guns...goodness knows why.

BSR_RuGGBuTT
10-25-2004, 03:28 PM
It's because the enemy was intimidated by the P-47 and it's firepower. In fact, the Hellcat was originally mistaken by the Japanese for the P-47, which they were familiar with.

horseback
10-25-2004, 03:50 PM
Which was a neat trick, since the Corsair's combat debut in the Pacific was February 1943, about 3 months before Keerby's outfit arrived in New Guinea with the first P-47s in-theater...

cheers

horseback

Owlsphone
10-25-2004, 03:58 PM
I have that wallpaper as my desktop right now. If you look closely, you will see that there are in fact 6 holes and 2 dark spots on the inner part of the wings. Either they are just a dark part of the skin or lights possibly?

fordfan25
10-25-2004, 04:00 PM
yea i never heard of one with 8 50s but it looked just like it in the pic wich is why i brought it up.

But when i think about it.why didnt the corsairs and or hellcats have 8 50 cals. looking at the wings it looks like there is room.on the hellcat defanitly.

TAGERT.
10-25-2004, 04:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fordfan25:
i looked at the wallpapper desktop for PF and it looks like the corsair droping the big rockets has 4 holes in each wing instead of 3. for the guns <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Nah... just resolution of the art ait doing it justice

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/AWA1/101-200/walk136_Corsair/part3/images_Randy_Smith/F4u-4_97369_qagm_21.jpg
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/AWA1/101-200/walk136_Corsair/part3/images_Randy_Smith/F4u-4_97369_qagm_28.jpg
http://www.njipms.org/Features/Reading2003/f4U.JPG

stansdds
10-25-2004, 08:03 PM
No Corsair ever carried more than six .50 caliber machine guns. Early in the war, crews would sometimes paint on extra muzzles or apply tape over additional spots on the leading edge of the wing in an attempt to fool the Japanese into thinking the Corsair was being armed with additional firepower.

This was actually a fairly common practice with many different aircraft. Jimmy Doolittle placed two broom sticks in the tail observation bubble on his B-25's just in case some Japanese pilots tried to shoot at them. The first production run of B-29's had a tail stinger with two .50 caliber machine guns and one 20mm cannon. When the cannon was deleted from production, some crews created a mock 20mm to fool Japanese pilots into thinking it was still there.

Hades_Dragon
10-25-2004, 08:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>But when i think about it.why didnt the corsairs and or hellcats have 8 50 cals. looking at the wings it looks like there is room.on the hellcat defanitly. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Odds are if you can get 8 .50s on a target long enough to destroy it you could do the same with 6. With six though there is less weight and more room for fuel.

fordfan25
10-25-2004, 08:33 PM
i dont know.At least in game i can really see a big defernce between the firepower of the p47 and the p51.

BuzzU
10-25-2004, 08:34 PM
8 .50's would be sweet though.

ElAurens
10-25-2004, 08:54 PM
4 20mm is better...

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MornJW
10-25-2004, 09:01 PM
Not really necessary though considering how fragile the Zeke is.

fordfan25
10-25-2004, 09:24 PM
ya aginst zeros and the other japonise planes 3 50s were more than enough. woulda been nice to have those 4 20s over in eto aginst the fw190s.

LimaZulu
10-25-2004, 09:42 PM
Tagert, check your PMs you big Corsair lovin' lug ya!

VFA-195 Snacky
10-26-2004, 01:18 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BSR_RuGGBuTT:
It's because the enemy was intimidated by the P-47 and it's firepower. In fact, the Hellcat was originally mistaken by the Japanese for the P-47, which they were familiar with. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

BSR_RuGGBuTT
10-26-2004, 06:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by horseback:
Which was a neat trick, since the Corsair's combat debut in the Pacific was February 1943, about 3 months before Keerby's outfit arrived in New Guinea with the first P-47s in-theater...
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You're assuming that the extra "gun ports" were painted on during the debut of the Corsair in the Pacific. If indeed the ports were painted as soon as the Corsair commenced operations I'd be wrong. If they weren't then you'd be...........well, you fill in the blank.

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-26-2004, 06:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fordfan25:
But when i think about it.why didnt the corsairs and or hellcats have 8 50 cals. looking at the wings it looks like there is room.on the hellcat defanitly. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Not enough room...Folding wings. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif