Vought O4U Corsair

 

1st Flight 1931

The Vought O4U Corsair was the designation applied to two different experimental biplane scout-observation aircraft.

Neither reached production or entered regular service.

Variants

The Vought O4U Corsair was the designation applied to two different experimental biplane scout-observation aircraft.

Neither reached production or entered regular service.

XO4U-1

Prototype light observation scout

XO4U-2

A second prototype of different design but carrying the same serial number as the XO4U-1.

Specifications

Crew: 2

Length: 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)

Wingspan: 37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)

Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340D Wasp 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 500 hp (370 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 143 mph (230 km/h, 124 kn)

Service ceiling: 21,200 ft (6,500 m).

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