The full history is Here. 3 of the 13 squadrons were based in NZ & the other 10 in the New Hebrides supporting NZ, US & AUS ground forces. By the time they were operational there were virtually no Japanese aircraft left in the sector. At the end of the war all but 1 squadron which went to Japan were disbanded. None were carrier based. NZ didn't have any carriers. There were plenty of landing accidents & engine failures.KGW - Gee, that's a shocking loss rate for the Corsairs, particularly when you say nearly 90% were lost in operational and training accidents. Just goes to show what a handful the Corsair was.
How many of the RNZAF Corsairs operated off carriers? Did NZ actually have any carriers during WW2? Did all the Corsairs operate out of NZ, or were they spread around the Pacific?
I'm guessing some of the NZ Corsairs would have operated off British and American carriers?
There's one of these parked next to the New England Highway in Uralla.
The Cessna 337 is supposed to perform better on the rear engine than the front with one engine inop.Pusher props operate in disturbed air and are less efficient than tractor types. The engines are generally harder to cool without fan assist. They were operated in PNG and nicknamed PIGS and did not perform well. Nev
from the article...Almost certainly the straight wing as making it “one of the worst aircraft he ever flew”Just about every aeroplane has wing diherdral. The only one I've really looked at that doesn't as the Ford Flivver.
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As for the Corsair, I can see that the gull wing would reduce the overhead space when the wings are folded.
As for allowing the wing to join the fuselage to join the fuselage at 90 degree, neither the Corsaid not Stuka have their wings attached at 90 degrees. Look at the 3-views.
Probably no doubt about that - low wing aircraft with no dihedral, or did it have some? But Lindberg flew either the first or second protptypeAlmost certainly the straight wing as making it “one of the worst aircraft he ever flew”
There’s a Corsair at Tyabb. Just recently had a bit of a repair job after a wheels up but flying again.My favourite aircraft ever....I have yet to see one in the flesh though.