Water injection for R-2800-8W/-18W: 1st combat?

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    The USN fighters were equipped/retrofitted with water injection units for their R-2800s. Does anyone have a good info about the date such gear was used in combat?
     
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    #2 davparlr, Apr 3, 2011
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    Dean's "America's Hundred Thousand" states that F4U-4s arrived in Okinawa and went into combat in May, 1945.

    Oops, sorrow wrong aircraft. You want the F4U-1A(W) version. Standby.

    In January, 1944, some F4U-1As of VF-17 were being re-fitted with water injected engines. VF-17 was in Torokina on Bougainville. January 26, '44, VF-17 was engaged over Rabaul and shot down eight Japanese aircraft. I don't know if the water injected aircraft were involve in this.
     
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    It's safe to assume F6F were operating ADI in the same time?
     
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    What is ADI?

    Dean states that about 60% of F6F-3s are water injected by January, 1944.
     
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    In Dean, it states that the first F4U1A is fitted with an water injection engine on November 25, 1943. It is the 1551st Corsair by Vought.
     
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    ADI - anti-detonant injection (= injection of water).
    Thanks, must read the book now I own:oops:
     
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    TP, I have owned the book for more than ten years and "read" it cover to cover when I got it and still find stuff that is new in it.
     
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    Now that we speak of ADI, seems it took perhaps 18 months between P-47Cs received provision for ADI and the real combat use by P-47Ds (late 1942 to early 1944)?
    If I didn't misread the Holy Book ;)
     
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