Chance Vought XF4U-3 Corsair


The XF4U-3 was an experimental aircraft, designed to test out to possibility of fitting a pair of Bierman superchargers to the engine in a F4U, in an attempt to improve its high altitude performance. Work was carried out during 1943 and 1944, with test flights in April 1944. However, the superchargers were not reliable, rarely lasting for two entire test flights without a failure. April 1944 also saw the first flights of the F4U-4, and the dash three was abandoned in favour of the more conventional dash four.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (24 April 2007), Chance Vought XF4U-3 Corsair,

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