World War 2 Documentary

WW2 Warbirds P40, P51, and F4U Corsair

A display and mock ground attack by four WW2 fighter planes.

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 World War 2 Planes

21 Comments to WW2 Warbirds P40, P51, and F4U Corsair

ArmaFennica
January 4, 2011

@oldtimeroap
Although this comment is a year old, I will have to point out that you are in error.
-The F4U `HellcatĀ“ did not in fact have the best kill-to-loss ratio.

Also, U.S. people who claim that, also usually ignore the fact that their beloved P-51`MustangĀ“ was not a very good high-altitude escort, but was meant to be used in ground support. This was because of the poor performance of her Allison engine.
-Only when British Merlin engine was installed, the Mustang became the legend.

jakeman121acdc
January 4, 2011

corsair is the best.

backintack
January 4, 2011

lol that huge corsair get left by the p51 and the p40s

Santoslhelpa
January 5, 2011

i cant helpit
looks like hte second bird around 034 lookslike a p51b not a p40

silverbeauty is definietely p51d

and hte f4 liekly u1 not u4
think u4 had smaller tail rudder didnt it?

oldtimeroap
January 5, 2011

The F4U had the biggest kill ratio of any WW2 plane but saw service with marine squadrons but the mustang did only long range at the beginning – more Mustangs lost later when they on ground targets he P40 was made in greater numbers F4U did not operate till late from carriers but the Hellcat was then in use Strange to tell but they modded a Mustang with a hook and did carrier trilas but the inline engine made ditching difficult. The pilots notes for the Mustang recommends “Do Not Ditch”.

Snorkelsson
January 5, 2011

the f4u really sticks out

laughingtiger123
January 5, 2011

I would take the F4U Corsair or even the p-47 in combat over any other plane -41-45.

greenhornet59
January 5, 2011

Absolutely great Video thanx so much for posting!

xphs
January 5, 2011

Propably the best fighter among those.
Compare it to bf109 of the same era or the fw190, or even the russian LA-5 and onwards, it doesn’t stand a chance.

Kahu1958
January 5, 2011

I do not know of anyone promoting this show in the USA, but try a google search on Classic Fighters Marlborough, or Warbirds Over Wanaka, and you should find sights for these shows.

canfield727
January 5, 2011

Where can I get more info on this show in the USA?

Kahu1958
January 5, 2011

This show was at Omaka Airfeild near Blenheim, New Zealand. The next big show here is not due until Easter weekend 2009. These planes and more will probably be in the Warbirds over Wanaka Airshow, at Wanaka New Zealand Easter weekend 2008. They are wonderful aircraft and excellent displays, but there is so much more available in the USA, UK and Europe.

canfield727
January 5, 2011

where can i go see this?

tamapalagi
January 5, 2011

the p51d was rated the best fighter on the millitary channel. the sopwith,phantom,spitfire,sabre and f15 were in the ranks. love all the warbirds and the men that flew them.

thetigertank
January 5, 2011

The 2009 show will blow all the other show away im a part of it and know of some aircraft that will be there for it.

syncop8r
January 5, 2011

The P40s flew with the Harvards at one point at the 2007 – they sounded much meaner!

Kahu1958
January 5, 2011

2007 the Yak3 was pretty good, the P40′s P51′s and Corsair all put on a good show this year. Got more video to upload in next couple of weeks.

monkeybdg
January 5, 2011

I just got back from the 2007 show, the Corsair is the best

Lowdog1
January 5, 2011

I’d like to help break the tie, but afraid I’m a Mustang fan.

MisterChandu
January 5, 2011

I am partial to the P 40 myself.

a10warthog61
January 5, 2011

the corsair is the best

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