From: De Eye-lands, Mon
ORIGINAL: Warrant officer 0/0
Just glanced at some of the speed numbers. Surprised to see a certain
F4U version in the sub-400MPh category. Nice speed boost for the Jack.
Looks like the F6F was boosted as well. Have only progressed 2 turns so far,will
see how it pans out.
Yep, that would be the -1D at 12175 lbs, and at military power. It was configured as a FB and had a lot of drag inducing stuff hanging off of it. At WEP it could do 409 mph. If the capped wing pylons, and the drop tank fittings were removed (i.e., totally clean), it could do 417 mph under WEP. Carrying 1000# of bombs and a 150 gal drop tank, it could do 367 mph, at military (353 normal rated). Thought the nominal combat condition (with fittings, but without bombs, rockets, or tanks) at military power would be the most appropriate, since everyone else was done the same way
F4U-1D ACP, NavAer 1519A, 1335D, 1 Jan. 1945.
Nothing has been changed arbitrarily. Every significant change is supported by contemporary wartime original source documentation
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