Was there a difference between USN Corsairs and USMC Corsairs?

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Was there a structural difference between Corsairs used by the USN and USMC?

    I dont think there would be.
     
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    Structurally I would bet dollars to donuts they were the same.
     
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    I believe Goodyear made quite a number without folding wings and hooks and it takes little guessing to figure out where they went.

    Strangely there seems to be little information on any performance difference.
    Some Marine squadrons operated of carriers. Some Navy squadrons may have been shore based. At least for considerable periods of time.
     
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    The FG-1 was the denavalized (land) version that had fixed wings and tailhook removed.

    The suffix "A" on the FG-1A meant it was a land version (fixed wings) but with tailhook retained.
     
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    Then there are the Royal Navy Corsairs.
     
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    There were also cases where the USMC removed tailhooks in the field.
     
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