FG-1D Corsair for MSFS

FG-1D Corsair for MSFS

Splendidly Superior.

One of the most visually distinctive fighters developed during the Second World War, this famous fighter-bomber with its iconic inverted gull wing is ready for deployment and eager to grace your simulated skies.

Created exclusively for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, our Corsair features an intricate flight model, gorgeous high definition textures, and an extremely detailed 3D model.

MSFS 2020

$39.99 USD

(Local taxes may apply)

Air show favourite - a Blackbird Simulations first for MSFS2020!

One of the most iconic aircraft from the Pacific theatre of WWII, the Corsair was also arguably one of the best performing. Deployed primarily with the US Marines, the aircraft achieved a staggering 2,140 air combat victories against 189 aerial losses - an overall kill ratio of 11:1. The Corsair also carried over 70% of the total bombs dropped by US fighter aircraft during that conflict, flying just over 64,000 sorties combined.

It's really no surprise that such feats required an exceptional aircraft, which the Corsair indeed was. Powered by the 2000 hp R-2800 Double Wasp coupled to a huge three blade propeller that measured 13 feet and 4 inches, the aircraft was a fair bit faster than the F6F Hellcat and only slightly slower than the P-47 Thunderbolt, with the difference more than acceptable considering that top speed on the P-47 was reached at an altitude of 30,000 feet, while the supercharged Corsair reached it's maximum speed at 19,900 feet!

Our Corsair is loosely based on a FG-1D that was produced too late for active service in WWII; BuNo. 92132 spent its naval career in the Reserves before it was retired in 1957. Brought back to life in the 70's for a brief stint in the television show Baa Baa Black Sheep (later syndicated as Black Sheep Squadron), this particular aircraft then languished again for a few decades before being acquired by the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Batavia, Ohio, where it is now being lovingly restored to original condition.

A Detailed Simulation

From the moment you choose one of the 21 provided HD liveries and settle into the cockpit of the Blackbird Simulations FG-1D Corsair, you'll recognise this aircraft is a step above. From the exquisitely detailed textures and precise 3D modelling inside and out, to the custom 3D gauges that allow you a window into the behaviour of the Corsair, every detail has been brought to life with the intent to maximise realism and immersion. Under the long nose, the manually supercharged R-2800 Double Wasp rumbles to life, ready to leap into the sky at your command. The flight control and handling is designed to closely replicate the experience of flying the real aircraft; you'll have your hands full taming the amazing amount of torque and power this aircraft is capable of producing.

Also, fully under your control are a variety of simulated systems: A realistically modelled engine featuring accurately depicted water injection, mixture control and supercharger. A detailed fuel system, detailed electrical system, closely simulated start-up and shut down procedures, undercarriage dive braking using the main wheels in a trailing position, and detailed avionics.

Superior Flight Dynamics

Replicating the complex flight dynamics on such a powerful and high performance aircraft such as the Corsair is no easy task. However, our FDE expert has employed every bit of their considerable knowledge, to arrive at an aircraft that compares closely to the real thing - an aircraft whose bad behaviour earned it the nickname the 'Ensign Eliminator'.

The Blackbird Simulations FG-1D rewards attention and masterful flying; by-the-numbers capability is available at all flight regimes. Proper technique will be required to recover from stalls, as well as for performing for safe landings and textbook take-offs.


Our rendition of the Corsair features a fully configurable weapons load-out. It should be noted that due to limitations of the platform, the weapons and associated systems are non-functioning.

(This load-out enabled product is not available at the Microsoft in-game Marketplace)
Please also note that this product, as bought from our store, cannot be transferred to an XBox.

System Requirements (Minimum):

Operating System:
Windows 10
Windows 11

Use of this product in any other version of Windows is not supported at this time.

Intel i5 or AMD equivalent 2.6 Ghz or higher


DirectX®11 compliant video card
8 GB video RAM or higher

System Requirements (VR):

i9-9900K or AMD equivalent 2.6 Ghz or higher


DirectX®11 compliant video card
11 GB video RAM or higher


Hard Drive Space:
1 GB available space

Supported Platforms:
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Current Product Version: 230612

Use or installation of the products(s) referenced on this page in any other platform than that intended or shown above is not supported and may result in errors or a non-functioning product.

All Blackbird Simulations products require a functioning gaming controller such as a joystick for proper operation.

An internet connection is required for product activation

MSFS setup instructions

Special Features:

Custom soundset provided by SimAcoustics

Painstakingly modelled internal and external models

In-depth systems simulation from the real flight manual

Realistic and accurate flight dynamics

21 HD liveries †

War Emergency Power (water injection)

Accurately modelled supercharger

Modelling of heat induced engine failures

Dive Brake

Atmospheric night lighting and external light effects

Highly-detailed product manual included

MSFS 2020 Interactive check-lists for all normal procedures

Configurable optional external fuel tanks

Interactive chartboard loadout utility with moving map

Optional cockpit weapons systems *

Selection of weapons configurable via custom chart-board utility *

Accurately modelled armament mass-loss on weapons discharge *

Gun flashes *

(† some liveries not available in MSFS2020 Marketplace version)
(* not available in MSFS2020 Marketplace version)

Purchase Options

FG-1D Corsair for MSFS for personal use only

Single-platform installer supporting MSFS 2020
$39.99 USD

(Local taxes may apply)


Corsair Livery Pack - find out more

$5.99 USD

(Local taxes may apply)


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