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Goodyear F2G Corsair
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Goodyear F2G "Super" Corsair
Goodyear F2G-2 "Super" Corsair
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The Goodyear F2G "Super" Corsair was a development by the Goodyear Aircraft Company of the FG-1/F4U-1 Corsair design as a special low-altitude version of a fighter equipped with a Pratt & Whitney R-4360 twenty-eight cylinder, four row radial air-cooled engine.

Using experience from building the fixed-wing FG-1, a version of the folding wing F4U-1 Corsair, in early 1944, Goodyear extensively modified a standard FG-1 airframe, designated the XF2G-1, to take advantage of the 50% increase in take-off power provided by the R-4360 engine. In addition, an all-round vision bubble-type canopy was installed. In March 1944, Goodyear was awarded a contract to deliver 418 F2G-1 and 10 F2G-2 aircraft. The F2G-2 version included modifications for carrier operations.

By the end of the war in August 1945, only five each of the F2G-1 and F2G-2 aircraft were completed. Testing revealed deficiencies in lateral control and insufficient speed, which were bars to further development of the aircraft. Thus, further production of the fighters was canceled.

Source: Wikipedia, "Goodyear F2G Corsair", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Aces of the Pacific 1946: The F2G was designed as the premier fast kamikaze interceptor. Its greatest asset was its incredible rate of climb, which allowed to get to 30,000 ft in about 4 minutes.

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