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    This show aired on the US History channel. it covered the history of the corsair in ww2. they interviewed several pilots who flew them in action. It was interesting as it stated that the royal navy used the corsair on carriers before the USN and the brits came up with the slow curve approach for landing on a carrier.

    The most intersting part was that one pilot said that in a power dive, while being chased by a zero, that you should always turn right. He stated that the zero couldnt make the sharp right turn.

    I'd never heard that one before. Was it because of the eng. tourque? accurate?
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    This show aired on the US History channel. it covered the history of the corsair in ww2. they interviewed several pilots who flew them in action. It was interesting as it stated that the royal navy used the corsair on carriers before the USN and the brits came up with the slow curve approach for landing on a carrier.

    The most intersting part was that one pilot said that in a power dive, while being chased by a zero, that you should always turn right. He stated that the zero couldnt make the sharp right turn.

    I'd never heard that one before. Was it because of the eng. tourque? accurate?
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    Brits also discovered one reason why the Corsair was a handful to land on the carrier. Reason was pretty simple actually, the gas pressure in the main landing gear was too high thus the shock absorber was very stiff = bouncing. After reducing the pressure the dampening was smoother and landings better. Add to this the landing approach Brits used and Corsair was not that bad after all on carriers.
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