Listen To How The WW2 Corsair Got Its Nickname
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The Whistling Death
The FG-1 Corsair is one of the most lethal and feared fighters during World War II. Corsairs flew more than 64,000 sorties, accounting for over 2,100 air combat victories and only 189 losses. This gives the Corsairs an overall kill ratio of 11:1.
The aircraft could easily out-climb, out-run, and out-fight any propeller-driven enemy aircraft of its time. Known for its unique design and large propeller, it also comes with a distinctive sound made at higher airspeeds.
The video features a Goodyear-built FG-1D Corsair of the Old Stick and Rudder Company during a display at the Hood Aerodrome in Masterton, New Zealand.
If you listen closely to the footage, you’ll exactly know why the Corsair got its nickname. When doing high-speed dives, you can hear the whistling noise from the aircraft. How cool is that?