Chance Vought F4U Corsair Whistling Death

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    The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. The Corsair served in smaller air forces until the 1960s, following the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (1942--1952). Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II. The U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair.
    Corsairs served with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, Fleet Air Arm and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, as well as the French Navy Aeronavale and other services postwar. It quickly became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear (as the FG-1) and Brewster (as the F3A-1). From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models.

Kommentteja • 80

  • Sam Builds
    Sam Builds 7 päivää sitten +1


  • randy jones
    randy jones 12 päivää sitten

    My dad was on the carrier. bennington in 1953..they had corsair s on the flight deck in 53 for korea.

  • Dutchman 72
    Dutchman 72 16 päivää sitten

    Such a beautiful aircraft ! 😍

  • Paul Watters
    Paul Watters 18 päivää sitten

    I thought the wing shape was to keep the massive prop off the ground, but the commentator said it to "protect the undercarrage from collapsing". Is he correct?

  • Juan Frias
    Juan Frias 18 päivää sitten

    Y se llama "Cielito" 😉👍

  • Thunder Unleashed
    Thunder Unleashed 22 päivää sitten +1

    It's an F4U-7 Corsair. If you want proof then look at the plane closely at 1:07.

  • Pulstar
    Pulstar Uukausi sitten

    According to Japanese sources, it was never called "Whistling Death". Was that just made up to boost morale?

  • Gary Dimaggio
    Gary Dimaggio Uukausi sitten

    Would give anything to own one of these

  • Joe Khatib
    Joe Khatib Uukausi sitten

    Pappy Boyington made this plane a lethal weapon in the Pacific. I believe he had 29 confirmed kills before he was shot down and became a POW during the last year of the war. I often wondered if the Japanese realized who they had captured and am still amazed that he made it out alive. I figured if the Japanese realized who he was he would have been executed on the spot.

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  • Wyn Fjoer Ierde Wetter
    Wyn Fjoer Ierde Wetter Uukausi sitten


  • Wes Martin
    Wes Martin Uukausi sitten

    Great video but I would have liked to have seen the run-up checks prior to take off and I would have liked to have seen the tail wheel touch down on landing ... Damn I love that plane ... Wes Martin

  • Just Josh
    Just Josh Uukausi sitten

    No one can beat German bias

  • bob thompson
    bob thompson Uukausi sitten

    the us navy didn't use it because it was hard to see over the nise so it made it hard to see an aircraft carrier in front of you and land on it. the British used them on aircraft carriers by flying at the sideand making a turn in to land

  • Kikaha Starmade
    Kikaha Starmade 2 kuukautta sitten

    Love it ! Maybe do a version of the video with added machine gun sound when flying low... :P

  • Jim Barrows
    Jim Barrows 2 kuukautta sitten

    Gorgeous plane heaps better than any limey plane

  • J. MAD MAX Lagarto
    J. MAD MAX Lagarto 2 kuukautta sitten

    I love this aircraft, if I could afford it, it would be the right purchase to make!! Sure!!

  • Bakanón
    Bakanón 2 kuukautta sitten +1


  • Heinrich Berthold
    Heinrich Berthold 2 kuukautta sitten

    My all time favorite fighter of WWII. The beginning of the video brings back memories of Combat Flight Simulator 2 WWII Pacific Theater. Loved that game

  • Richard Jones
    Richard Jones 3 kuukautta sitten

    Self sealing gas tanks this was a tank in the air. Other aircraft were more nimbly and maneuverable but none harder to take down!!!

  • bak j
    bak j 3 kuukautta sitten

    Legendary aircraft Pacific theater

  • gotigers98675
    gotigers98675 3 kuukautta sitten

    Someone attached an airplane to an engine.

  • sousa phonics
    sousa phonics 4 kuukautta sitten

    My grandfather worked on these in Korea and they are the best fighters ever

  • Profijunior123 Sánchez
    Profijunior123 Sánchez 4 kuukautta sitten

    I love this airplane

  • Scott C
    Scott C 5 kuukautta sitten

    Loe the Merlins, but there's nothing like a round engine

  • Kelly S.
    Kelly S. 5 kuukautta sitten

    That is one beautiful bird

  • MARTIN65
    MARTIN65 5 kuukautta sitten


  • Juha195
    Juha195 5 kuukautta sitten

    Beautiful plane is.

  • Fabian Patrizio
    Fabian Patrizio 5 kuukautta sitten

    fought at Den Bien Phu, with the French

  • Jessie Blanton
    Jessie Blanton 5 kuukautta sitten +1

    Black sheep number 1 in the air

  • manny 2nd amendment
    manny 2nd amendment 5 kuukautta sitten

    Exotic history piece

  • marco thommen
    marco thommen 5 kuukautta sitten


  • Social Pianist
    Social Pianist 6 kuukautta sitten

    Who is here after playing Gunship Battle ???

  • MultiCappie
    MultiCappie 6 kuukautta sitten +1

    This narrator is clearly shattered by drug use. Can't finish a sentence. Non-sequitor stream of consciousness. Probably a shroomer.

  • Javier Lopez
    Javier Lopez 7 kuukautta sitten

    Y a propósito del Corsair es buen momento de platicar de un Héroe Nacional Coronel Fernando Zoto Henriquez, Fuerza Aérea Honduras 🇭🇳 que en17 julio 1969 , si , en un sólo día derribo 3 aviones enemigos un F-51 Mustang y dos Corsair de la Fuerza Aérea de El Salvador 🇸🇻 a bordo de su poderoso f-4u Corsair en la popularmente llamada Guerra del fútbol

  • Yuri Santos
    Yuri Santos 7 kuukautta sitten

    Skiper? é Vc?

  • Bcroft 68
    Bcroft 68 7 kuukautta sitten

    Fantastic fighter. One of my all time favorite. Not quite what the P51 Mustang was, but definitely a close second.

  • Daniel J Garcia
    Daniel J Garcia 8 kuukautta sitten

    Did the tail wheel just retract

  • Wallace and Gromit
    Wallace and Gromit 8 kuukautta sitten +1

    By the way the dauntless is better

  • Wallace and Gromit
    Wallace and Gromit 8 kuukautta sitten +1

    Comment if you want all corsairs Destroyed by 2019 or like if you want to not let any body Destroy it (my comment doesn’t count)

  • kenneth nesmith
    kenneth nesmith 8 kuukautta sitten

    The Performance specs of this machine are astonishing. The rate of climb is particularly note worthy.

    U.S. Naval Air Station
    Patuxent River, Maryland
    July 28, 1944
    Model F4U-1 Airplane - Performance Characteristics of.
    F4U-1 No. 02155


    Climb characteristics using best climbing speed, minimum cowl flap opening, and military rated power;

    Rate of climb at sea level
    2,890 fpm
    Rate of climb at airplane critical altitude in neutral blower (700 ft.)
    2,800 fpm
    Rate of climb at airplane critical altitude in low blower (15,400 ft.)
    2,300 fpm
    Rate of climb at airplane critical altitude in high blower (21,200 ft.)
    1,800 fpm
    Service Ceiling (rate of climb - 100 fpm)

    Maximum true airspeed using military rated power;

    At sea level
    348 mph
    At airplane critical altitude in neutral blower (14,400 ft.)
    352 mph
    At airplane critical altitude in low blower (17,800 ft.)
    390 mph
    At airplane critical altitude in high blower (22,800 ft.)
    395 mph

    • Jack Tattis
      Jack Tattis 8 kuukautta sitten

      Kenneth: If you think the F4U1 figures are astonishing you will be flabbergasted by these
      MkVIII conversion Griffon RG5SM
      Boscombe Down
      27 Oct 43
      5040 ft/min @2100 ft
      4500 ft min @4000 ft
      3800 ft/min @8000 ft
      3600 ft/min @ 9000 ft to 20000 ft
      3550 ft/min @ 22100 ft
      2800 ft/min @ 27500 ft
      500 ft /min @40000 ft
      391 mph MS gear
      446mph@ 25900 ft FS gear
      Source : WWII Aircraft Performance

  • Él Capitán
    Él Capitán 8 kuukautta sitten

    Beautiful plane i alwaysvlove them...sine i was a kid...watching ba ba blacksheep😂 would t9learn how to fly

  • Smug Megumin
    Smug Megumin 9 kuukautta sitten

    idk but the corsair seems very fitting to the french for me

  • Tobin Durazo
    Tobin Durazo 9 kuukautta sitten

    This was one beautiful, sleek lady. Interestingly enough, the japanese feared this plane more than any other. To them, she was known as "HIMEIWOAGERU", the translation: "SCREAMING DEATH". Captured Japanese pilots were often quoted as saying: "To hear this sound in a position behind you when in combat, your death was almost certain". That sound was the sound of victory for America in the pacific theatre. Love this plane and the brave men that flew her in those most uncertain of times. In solemn gratitude to them all, a crisp salute and a moment of silence in their honor. Thank You Gentlemen.

  • Joseph Hsu
    Joseph Hsu 9 kuukautta sitten


  • Miki05
    Miki05 10 kuukautta sitten

    My favorite fighter of WW2

  • R Mack
    R Mack 10 kuukautta sitten

    Just "Vought F4U Corsair". "Chance" was Mr. Vought's first name.

  • 정재훈
    정재훈 11 kuukautta sitten

    where is it?

  • stephen parkes
    stephen parkes 11 kuukautta sitten

    Awesome aeroplane ,as were the pilots.😁😁

  • jean-jacques pierre
    jean-jacques pierre 11 kuukautta sitten

    l avion de mes heros d enfance (papy,Gutterman,Casey,french,Tj .....)

  • old veteran
    old veteran 11 kuukautta sitten

    I don't know if the term "Whistling Death" was intentional or not, but it is one of the nicknames of the first Marine Corps squadron to receive the F-4U in WWII, VMFA-124. Later known as VMA-124, we flew the venerable A-4 Skyhawk while I was with them in the '70s and early '80s.

  • Caleb Duprest
    Caleb Duprest 11 kuukautta sitten

    Hey, it's Skipper from Planes.

  • Jason Brookshire
    Jason Brookshire Vuosi sitten

    Narrator needs to learn more about the Corsair before trying to give facts out about a plane he clearly knows nothing about. The Corsairs inverted gull wing had nothing to do landing was becauae of the prop on the plane. If it had standard wing shape such as the Mustang,Thunderbolt, Spitfire,etc... It would strike the ground/carrier deck. Please get facts straight before giving incorrect info

  • UpNorthAngler
    UpNorthAngler Vuosi sitten

    A thing of beauty to behold

  • Normalgamer 367
    Normalgamer 367 Vuosi sitten +1

    That is a French navy Corsair

  • Katy Brennan
    Katy Brennan Vuosi sitten +6

    I love this beautiful airplane! !!!!!

  • Bryan Damkaer
    Bryan Damkaer Vuosi sitten +2

    gorgeous aircraft

  • Renato Medeiros
    Renato Medeiros Vuosi sitten

    Wonderful plane

  • Buddy Wiser
    Buddy Wiser Vuosi sitten

    Awesome power-dives.

  • Daniel Petrucci
    Daniel Petrucci Vuosi sitten


  • jjj1951
    jjj1951 Vuosi sitten +1

    68 Zero pilots did not like this video.

  • Sky Surfer
    Sky Surfer Vuosi sitten +2

    That Inverted Gull Wing Is So Unique & Sexy Looking! Just Like The F4 Phantom!

  • John B
    John B Vuosi sitten


  • Francisco Olguin
    Francisco Olguin Vuosi sitten


  • michaelj4729
    michaelj4729 Vuosi sitten

    Nice video but the announcers are idiot's

  • KTS
    KTS Vuosi sitten

    It's the second best fighter, after the great Spitfire!!!!

  • The Sirmaddog
    The Sirmaddog Vuosi sitten +2

    One of my all time favorite Aircraft...

  • Kenneth Wilson
    Kenneth Wilson Vuosi sitten +2

    great video, can't even begin to imagine being an enemy fighter having to go against on of these

  • Adam E.
    Adam E. Vuosi sitten

    Recently read "Carrier Pilot" about a RN Corsair pilot during WW2. He discusses the nickname of the bird--WHISPERING death (not whistling). His explanation had something to do with the placement of the exhaust stacks (facing aft), so that the enemy never heard the plane coming until too late). Anyone have further insight?

    • Adam E.
      Adam E. Vuosi sitten

      Maybe both are true. If Corsair pilot said the Corsair was whispering death and gave a reason for it, I think there's something to it.

    • Wings
      Wings  Vuosi sitten

      WHISPERING death was the Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter because the Bristol radial engines were so quite.

  • Victoria Miele
    Victoria Miele Vuosi sitten +5

    One of the most beautiful planes of the war, and is my favorite. The sound of the plane is priceless

  • olli polli
    olli polli Vuosi sitten

    Great video, nice flight and what a beautiful plane !!! But what a bad idea to even try to talk at the same time, we dont hear what he says, dont understand anything and we cant hear anymore the nice noise of the engine... :/

  • Deltazoth
    Deltazoth Vuosi sitten

    3:35 beautiful

  • Livingchutoy
    Livingchutoy Vuosi sitten

    People can argue whether or not the Spitfire or the Mustang were the best fighters. Neither will ever hold a candle to the Corsair. It was called Whistling Death for a reason. Any Zero pilot came across a Corsair they stood little chance of living long enough to tell the tail.

  • GreatestGulag
    GreatestGulag Vuosi sitten +2

    One of the most elegant aircraft to date.

    • Jack Tattis
      Jack Tattis 9 kuukautta sitten

      Greatest: You are joking Elegant where?

  • Clash Crusader
    Clash Crusader Vuosi sitten +1

    An absolutely beautiful plane, battled the okhas, lovely Pacific War plane.

  • Emerson Guimarães
    Emerson Guimarães Vuosi sitten +1


  • John Zhang
    John Zhang Vuosi sitten


  • Curtis Lee
    Curtis Lee Vuosi sitten +1

    Cielito translated as "Lovely Sweet One". Although the word cielo means "sky" or "heaven",. Put that together Sweet one in the ski works for me.

  • Kip Crockett
    Kip Crockett Vuosi sitten +1

    Gorgeous Aircraft !!

  • Smug Smugly
    Smug Smugly Vuosi sitten

    I friend of mind let me fly his fully restored F4U-4. I tried to tell him I was only checked out in a Cessna 150. He said ah fly it anyway, what could happen. To make a long story short, I ended up crashing it in the Atlantic ocean. He was bitching that I cost him many millions of dollars, and sends me a bill every December for 3 million dollars. I ain't talked to him in all these years and my crash happened in 1973.