• Review: Milviz - FG-1D Corsair

    Goodyear FG-1D Corsair

    Publisher: Milviz

    Review Author:
    Ray Andersen

    Suggested Price:
    $39.99

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    Milviz Goodyear FG-1D Corsair

    Intro

    The FG-1D is a single seat, single engine, low wing, piston powered tail dragger built with the purpose and role as a carrier-based fighter-bomber aircraft and was primarily used in WWII and the Korean War.

    Originally the aircraft was developed and built by Chance Vought but the FG-1 series was licensed built by Goodyear and on the same specifications as the Vought's Corsairs.

    Milviz Goodyear FG-1D Corsair     Milviz Goodyear FG-1D Corsair

    In February of 1943 the first FG-1 flew and only two month later the aircraft entered a full scale production until the end of WWII. There were in total built 4007 FG-1's where 517 of these aircraft was FG-1D's built for the RNZAF and the RAF.

    The engine is a powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8W Double Wasp two-row radial engine featuring a two-speed two-stage supercharger providing the engine with an enormous 2000 hp. The engine powers a 3-bladed Hamilton Standard Hydromatic 6501-A/6541A-0 propeller with a 13 ft and 1 in diameter.

    General Information & Aircraft Specs for the FG-1D variant

    Milviz Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
    Manufactured by Goodyear on license (org. Vought)
    National Origin United States
    First Flight 1943 (February)
    Introduction 1943 (April)
    Role Carrier-based fighter-bomber
    Production 1943 - 1945
    Built 517 FG-1D's / 4007 (FG-1 series)
    Status Retired
    Primary Users Royal New Zealand Air Force
    Royal Air Force
    Milviz Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
    Crew 1
    Length 33 ft (10.26 m)
    Height 12 ft (4.5 m)
    Wingspan 41 ft (12.5 m)
    Wing Area 314 ft2 (29.17 m2)
    Empty Weight 9205 lb (4175 kg)
    MTOW 15,415 lb (5714 kg)
    Power Plant 1x P&W R-2800-8W Double Wasp with 2000 hp (1491 kW)
    Propeller 3-blade Hamilton Standard Hydromatic 6501-A/6541A-0
    P-Diameter 13 ft 1 in (4.0 m)
    Max Speed 369 knots (425 mph / 787 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,096 m)
    Stall Speed 77 knots (89 mph / 143 km/h)
    Combat Range 285 nm (328 mi / 528 km)
    Ferry Range 873 nm (1,005 mi / 1,617 km)
    Service Ceiling 37,000 ft (12,600m)
    Rate of Climb 3120 ft/min (15,9 m/s)
    Takeoff Dist over 50'950 ft (290 m) No headwind and soft runway
    Tags: corsair, fg-1d, milviz

    1 Comment
    1. vry's Avatar
      vry -
      Awesome review. I must buy it NOW.
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