Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
V-166A - Prototype Model Designation; fitted with Pratt & Whitney 2,000hp XR-2800 Double Wasp radial engine.
V-166B - Second Prototype Development Model
XF4U-1 Designation of the V.166B prototype model for US Navy consideration.
F4U-1 - Production Model designation initially provided to Britain's Fleet Arm Arm (FAA); 758 aircraft constructed.
F4U-1A - Frameless canopy version of which 2,066 produced.
F4U-1C - Fitted with 4 x 20mm cannons in place of the 6 x 12.7mm machine guns; 200 produced.
F4U-1D - Fighter-Bomber Variant of which 1,375 were produced.
F4U-1P - Photographic Reconnaissance Conversion Model based on the F4U-1 model.
F4U-4 - Fitted with R-2800-18W(C) 2,450hp engine of which 2,351 were produced of this model.
F25 - Goodyear-produced conversion model of the F4U-4 base model.
F4U-5 - Model of 1945; all-metal wings; PW R2800-32(E) engine of 2,760 horsepower; cowl flaps; automatic blowers; revised cockpit instrumentation; retractable tail wheel; improved forward visibility (cowling lowered 2inches).
F4U-5N - Radar-equipped version; 214 examples produced.
F4U-5NL - "Winterized" Corsair with deicing features; 29 examples from F4U-5N stock; 72 total examples delivered.
F4U-5P - Long-range photographic-reconnaissance model; 30 examples delivered.
F4U-6 - AU-1 redesignated; USMC ground-attack form
F4U-7 - AU-1 for French Navy service
AU-1 - USMC attack model; additional armoring; relocated oil cooler systems; revised supercharger; additional armament racks installed.
F2G-1 ("FG-1") - Goodyear-produced variant of which 1,704 were constructed; fitted with PW R-4360 "Wasp Major" 28-cylinder engine; teardrop-style canopy; manually-folding wings.
F2G-1D - Goodyear-produced variant
F2G-1E - Goodyear-produced Nightfighter variant
F2G-2 "Super Corsair" - Goodyear-produced variant; assisted folding wings; 10 examples completed before project abandoned.
F3A-1 - Brewster-produced sub-variant
F3A-1D - Brewster-produced sub-variant