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Goodyear FG-1D 'Corsair'

Description
  Manufacturer:Goodyear
  Base model:FG-1
  Designation:FG
  Version:-1D
  Nickname:Corsair
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1922-1962
  Basic role:Fighter
  Modified Mission:Drop tanks
  Crew:Pilot

Specifications
  Length: 33' 4" 10.1 m
  Wingspan: 41' 12.5 m
  Empty Weight: 8,982 lb 4,073 kg
  Gross Weight: 13,999 lb 6,349 kg
  Max Weight: 14,000 lb 6,349 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8
  Horsepower (each): 2000

Performance
  Range: 1,015 miles 1,634 km
  Max Speed: 417 mph 671 km/h 362 kt
  Ceiling: 36,900 ft 11,247 m

Known serial numbers
12993 / 13470, 13473 / 14690, 14696 / 14991, 67055 / 67099, 67100 / 67254, 76149 / 76449 , 87788 / 88453 , 92007 / 92701 , 92702 / 93301

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
American Airpower MuseumFarmingdaleNew York
Canadian Warplane Heritage MuseumMount HopeOntario
Kalamazoo Aviation History MuseumKalamazooMichigan
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida
Olympic Flight MuseumOlympiaWashington
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
Planes of Fame Air MuseumEden PrairieMinnesota
United States Marine Corps Air/Ground MuseumQuanticoVirginia

FG -1D on display


Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum

National Museum of Naval Aviation

Olympic Flight Museum

United States Marine Corps Air/Ground Museum
    


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 David B Welker
 University Place, WA
I Worked on FG-1D Corsairs in the Naval Air Reserve in the middle 50's and would like to know if anybody knows what the letter designation on the tail was for NAS Spokane in Spokane Washington at that time.
01/21/2009 @ 13:07 [ref: 23526]
 Peter Cathie
 MossVale Australia 2577 New south W, OTH
I was wondering if anybody has any photos of New zealand corsairs. I am not sure if the RNZAF had them in a camoflage scheme or in the US navy/marine scheme.
11/06/2008 @ 14:29 [ref: 22992]
 Joohn Pieroth
 Seattle, WA
Another good example of the FG-1D is at Evergreen Avaition Museum at McMinnville OR. Home of the Spruce goose. They have over sixty aircraft of all types.
10/22/2007 @ 06:48 [ref: 18269]
 Steve Smith
 Saint Paul, MN
I love the photos of Marines Dream. She is the most beautiful Corsair on the airshow circut today.
10/15/2007 @ 14:21 [ref: 18201]
 Alan Hoover
 white salmon, WA
What are the visual differences between a F4u and an FG?
05/08/2006 @ 18:54 [ref: 13229]
 Mead Carmichael
 LaRue, OH
Jay D stated that the photos below are F4U-1D. I have to differ with him. The second photo is the FG-1D's from NAS Columbus. Ohio,(the ones with the large "C" on the tail)it was a reserve station for Navy & Marine squadrons. I was in Marine Squadron WMF-244 at that station. I worked on the aircraft in the photo for 2 years. FG-1D was painted on the tail. It was the first aircraft I worked on in the Corps. I never saw a FG with a four bladed prop and I never saw a F4U with a three bladed prop or a round windscreen.
03/09/2005 @ 14:15 [ref: 9661]
 Chadd Yaniw
 Waterloo (previously St. Albert), ON
This fighter was amazing!!!
My brother has told me.... you know...Todd,,


02/28/2005 @ 13:31 [ref: 9558]
 Chadd Yaniw
 Waterloo (previously St. Albert), ON
This fighter was amazing!!!
My brother has told me.... you know...Todd,,


02/28/2005 @ 13:31 [ref: 9557]
 Chadd Yaniw
 Waterloo (previously St. Albert), ON
This fighter was amazing!!!
My brother has told me....

02/28/2005 @ 13:30 [ref: 9556]
 John Mrozinski
 Vestal, NY
I know that some or all of the Goodyear Corsair's had a small rudder underneath the main rudder that was used to compensate on landing. I wonder where I can find more information on this.

John
01/23/2005 @ 18:35 [ref: 9231]

 
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