FG-1D Corsair, low and fast

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    Excellent, and what a silky landing.
     
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    Its always interesting to me that the RNZAF operated Corsairs not P47's which would probably have been the most likely P40 replacement
     
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    The beauty of Lend lease - you get what you're given! (Personally I'm glad we got the Corsairs :) )

    Thanks for posting TL!
     
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    The fact that the RNZAF during WWII was attached to the US Navy, probably had something to do with it. Of note, is that the FG-1D's were a special order by the RNZAF.
    The F4U-1/FG-1D were used by great effect by RNZAF pilots in ground attack (especially using 450lb depth charges).

    Having just said all that, the replacement for the war wary F4U/FG-1's was to be the NA P51D Mustang, if the war with Japan was to carry on past 1945.

    Personally too, I'm glad the RNZAF received the Corsair.:)

    Regards

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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Cool video! Thanks for sharing.
     
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