Corsair to Appear at Wings Over Ilawarra 2020

March 5, 2020

Wings Over Illawarra is excited to announce that Graham Hosking’s F4U-5N Corsair is to star in the line-up at Wings Over Illawarra 2020 on the 2nd and 3rd May 2020







The Corsair was designed and operated as a carrier-based aircraft and entered service in large numbers with the U.S. Navy in late 1944 and early 1945. It quickly became one of the most capable carrier-based fighter-bombers of World War II.

This will be the first time that this aircraft has been displayed at Wings Over Illawarra and we are very excited to welcome her to the Wings Over Illawarra!

Remember you can purchase your tickets at the Wings Over Illawarra Website Ticket Page

For those of you that are interested, here are a few facts about the F4U-5N Corsair
Crew: 1 pilot
Length: 33 ft 6 in (10.1 m)
Wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.5 m)
Height: 14 ft 10 in (4.90 m)
Wing area: 314 ft2 (29.17 m2)
Empty weight: 9,583 lb (4,073 kg)
Loaded weight: 12,902lb (6,300 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-32W radial engine, 2300 hp (1,678 kW) at takeoff – 1900 at 25,000 ft – 2760hp with water injection at sea level
Maximum speed: 470 mph at 31,400ft
Range: 1,036 mi (882 nmi (1,633 km))
Service ceiling: 41,400 ft (12,620m)
Rate of climb: 3,780ft/min (1,152 m/m)
Armament Guns: 4 × 20mm M3(T-31) Cannon with total of 924 rounds Rockets: 8 × 5 in (12.7 cm) High Velocity Aircraft Rockets and/or Bombs: 2,000 pounds (910 kg)