January 2nd, 2015, 04:56
I am very pleased to hear that the MilViz FG-1D will finally see the light of day! I think the flight sim world has needed an FG-1D for a very long time as most of the surviving -1 series of Corsairs are the FG-1D versions.
Externally, the FG-1D could be differentiated from the F4U-1D by the location where the MF/MHF radio antenna entered the fuselage. Vought continued to use the same spot for the -1, -1A, -1C/D, which was on the starboard side directly aft of the cockpit. A notch was cut into the back edge of the canopy frame to prevent the canopy for contacting the antenna. When Goodyear began to produce the -1D model, they moved the entry point to the port side and lowered the entry point to below the canopy track.
To my knowledge, Vought never installed a footstep in the...