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F4U Corsair

An F4U Corsair in real life.

The F4U Corsair was an American carrier-capable fighter plane designed by Vought in the late 1930s and early 1940s. It saw much use during World War II, where it was primarily used as a carrier-based fighter in the Pacific, and in the Korean War.

Battlefield 1942

Front view of the Corsair
Rear view

The Corsair is a vehicle featured in Battlefield 1942 and is the United States Marine Corps' main fighter aircraft. It has space for one player, who pilots the aircraft. It has two weapons available, its machine guns with 900 rounds of ammunition, and single bombs, with 15 units available. It spawns along with the SBD on the Enterprise, and on many air bases. It is replaced by the P-51 Mustang on European maps.

As with other fighter aircraft, the Corsair's role is mostly to support ground troops and to hunt and destroy enemy fighters and bombers. Its machine guns are very effective against lighter targets, such as aircraft and cars, and its single bomb can aid greatly in destroying enemy armor.

A bomb is also efficient against emplacements, as a single well-placed bomb can destroy any anti-aircraft gun, defgun or heavy machine gun position. However, it is relatively weak against large ships, and players should opt for the SBD if they wish to sink an enemy vessel. The Corsair is especially fast and maneuverable, which

A Corsair at the Coral Sea

makes it the optimal choice for dogfighting.

The Corsair's prime weakness is its weak armor. Anti-aircraft guns rip through it in just a few shots. The Corsair requires a certain degree of skill to use effectively.

It is a direct equivalent to the Imperial Japanese Navy's A6M Zero and the Wehrmacht's Bf 109.



Battlefield 1943


Two Corsairs in Battlefield 1943.

The Vought F4U Corsair is a vehicle featured in Battlefield 1943. It spawns regularly at USMC aircraft carriers and bases and the "Airfield" flags of Wake Island and Iwo Jima and the "Village" flag of Guadalcanal if the USMC captures them beforehand.

Its armament consists of four .50 cal rapid-firing heavy machine guns and bombs effective for dive bombing enemy targets. Its low maneuverability and high speed can make it difficult to use and make chances to attack very short. It is extremely vulnerable to enemy fighters and 40mm Bofors.

The Corsair's landing gear comes out at low speeds, but it is very difficult to land, so most players prefer to attempt crashing into an enemy and jumping out at the last second or simply parachuting out. However, pilots can repair their damaged Corsairs, mid-flight, by gliding just above a friendly airstrip or carrier.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2


Three F4U Corsairs attacking an IJN convoy in Operation Aurora.

The Corsair makes a very brief appearance in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 in the opening mission, Operation Aurora, when a Japanese convoy is obliterated by bombs from a trio of Corsairs.

Corsairs are seen later in the level. In particular, during the car chase scene, and prior to entering the sub pens, Corsairs are seen bombing Japanese positions and buildings, and several crash on the road. The Corsair is never usable by the player.

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