GORGEOUS FG-1 Goodyear Corsair Mesmerizing You While She Flies
Goodyear Corsair With Impressive Kill Ratios
The long name of the Goodyear Corsair FG-1D was given in order to tell the difference between the two main Corsair manufacturers (excluding Chance Vought). The FG-1D was produced by Goodyear, while the F3A-1D was a product of Brewster. A highly efficient fighter bomber, the Corsair was meant for carrier use, though, before modifications were made to optimize its maneuverability, the single-seat plane was dispatched from ground bases during World War 2.
- Designed by Chance Vought, the Corsair soon gained fame by being the first aircraft to exceed the speed of 400 miles per hour, a feat made possible by its (at the time) top of the line engine and the largest propeller to be used on such a small fighter plane.
- Used by the USMC and the Navy in the Pacific, the FG-1D developed one of the most impressive kill ratios of all World War 2 planes, mainly against Japanese opposition.
But the Goodyear Corsair FG-1D’s history didn’t end with the last acts of World War 2. The American fighter went on to participate in the Korean War with great results, and, after being sold to many other air forces, both large and small, also take part in the Algerian War, ending its military service on both sides of the Football War in 1969, El Salvador and Honduras.