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The F4U Corsair aircraft went into production in 1942. There were different World War II aircraft variants and the F4U-1D Corsair was one of them. The F4U-1D was a fighter aircraft that served the US Navy during World War II and Korean War. It became the first United States single-engine production aircraft that was capable of reaching 400 mph. The F4U-1D was built in parallel with the F4U-1C, a variant that was in production in 1943 but entered the service in 1945.The F4U-1D Corsair was introduced in 1944. It was the Fighter-Bomber variant because compared to other variants it had a double payload of rockets which was exactly what the US Navy needed. It weighs 4100 kg/9040 lbs when empty and 6400 kg/14100 lbs when full; its engine is Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp, 18 cylinders and power of 2200 hp; the aircraft’s armament is 6 x 12.7 mm (.50cal) machine guns in the wings; and max speed of 635 km/h and ceiling of 11280 m.