"We have identified three different customers in our flight simulation community who are all are equally passionate about aircraft but for different reasons. One customer is looking for a very good product but price is critical to them, and this is what Aircraft Factory delivers. The next customer demands that their aircraft be created by the book, and this is our long time Wings of POWER / SILVER customer. The final customer is the one who wants an aircraft that is created with extreme depth into all of the internal systems and engine management, and this is what our Accu-Sim line delivers. However, all of these customers share one thing in common; they all love to fly beautiful aircraft.
We're all excited about the Aircraft Factory F4U Corsair and all of the existing products in development," said Lewis Bloomfield of A2A Simulations Inc.
She was affectionately or sometimes not so affectionately known
by her pilots as the Bent-Wing Bird, the Ensign Eliminator, Hose Nose, Hog Nose,
Sweetheart or Hog. Their choice of handle for this bird usually depended on
their latest adventure within the 4 1/2 to 7 ton envelope of this solid but
occasionally quirky airframe.
The F4U was born and bred to be a killer and she excelled at this endeavor, laying claim to an astonishing eleven to one kill ratio by the end of WWII. That doesn't include the unfortunate Ensigns who had so many problems trying to land the long-nosed bird on a carrier that the Navy finally gave up. They assigned the F4U to the Marines who quickly learned to love her for her superior fighting ways.
In her final form, which was the F4U-4, she was certainly in the running for the "Best Fighter of WWII". The F4U-4 could out climb the P-51 Mustang by almost 800 feet per minute and had exceptional speed at low and mid altitudes.
The F4U Corsair launches the Aircraft Factory for those who want to fly their favorite aircraft but their budget is obviously important. This aircraft stays true to stock Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK standards, which streamlines the development process and delivers a highly compatible product.
The F4U Corsair is truly a unique aircraft with it's bent wings, long nose, and powerful engine. We have had a lot of fun flying her and believe you will as well.
The Aircraft Factory F4U Corsair FEATURES
- The premier WWII Fighter in the Pacific Theater.
F4U-1A, F4U-1C, and F4U-1D models included
Full feature support with FSX Service Pack 2 or Acceleration
Detailed aircraft with realistic texturing
Classic radial-engine sounds inside and out
Animated pilot looks around as you fly
A2A / Shockwave 3D lights supported
3D instrumentation for smooth response
Drop wing tanks remove both fuel and weight when released
Under-wing rockets can be added or removed with a single click