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F4U Corsair

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Made principally by Chance-Vought, the F4U Corsair was a highly successful fighter and fighter-bomber, developed for the U.S. Marine Corps in the Second World War. It had a distinctive "gull wing" design in which the wing root tilted downward from the fuselage to the landing gear mount, and then up again; this allowed a high fuselage with a large and especially efficient propeller.

While perhaps not as nimble in dogfighting as the F6F Hellcat, Marine pilots had decisive kill ratios over their Japanese counterpart.

With a powerful engine and propeller, the aircraft could carry more weapons than other fighters and was extremely effective in close air support, its primary role in the Korean War.