File Description: F4U Corsair for x-plane 6.4 to 6.6 - With its huge propeller (13'-4" diameter) and 2000 + HP engine it requires a lot of skill to just get this bird into the air. The torque on the plane is so high that a fair amount of left stick is required to keep the plane from rolling on takeoff. To handle all of this horsepower and keep the landing gear as short as possible the solution was to "crank" the wing giving the corsair its unique appearance. Visibility during takeoff and landings is terrible due to the long nose. Carrier landings have to be made by turning into the landing alignment. The plane is decorated in the skin of 86 where "Pappy" Boyington of the Black Sheep squadron was photographed before his last mission. In the Pacific pilots did not fly any specific plane as they did in the European theater but flew whatever was ready to go. If you look very closely you older simmers may recognize Robert Conrad who played Pappy Boyington in the TV series about the Black Sheep.