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F4U Corsair Released By Aircraft Factory

Posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 21:14:06 GMT
CorsairThe Aircraft Factory has released its first aircraft, the F4U Corsair for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. The Aircraft Factory is a brand new product line managed by A2A Simulations, which delivers solid products at a great price.

"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

F4U Corsair for FSX

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Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation industry expert with over 20 years of experience and also has a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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Stephen ReddingTue, 03 Jan 2012 06:24:48 GMT

How do I get the F4u Corsair add-on for FS-X and how much does it cost?

DaveMon, 28 Apr 2014 17:45:44 GMT

Good afternoon. How hard would it be to create this add-on for flight simulator as a screensaver, and what would be the cost?

Thanks, and have a good day.

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