Grumman F8F Bearcat

ICAO aircraft code F8F
Manufacturer Grumman
Country United States

The Grumman F8F Bearcat is an American single-engine carrier-based fighter aircraft introduced in late World War II.

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Grumman F8F Bearcat Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
F8F
Manufacturer
Grumman
Manufactured
1943 - 1949
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
AN/ARC-1, AN/ARR-2A, R-23/ARC-5
Engine:
1x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-30W Double Wasp
Piston
Power:
2,250 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
395 Kts
732 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
74 Kts
Travel range:
960 Nm
1,778 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
40,800 feet
Rate of Climb:
4465 feet / minute
22.68meter / second
Take Off Distance:
185 meter - 606.95 feet
Landing Distance:
250 meter - 820.20 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
6,105 Kg
13,459 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
5,941 Kg
13,098 lbs
Max Payload:
1,000 Kg
2,205 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
535 gallon
2,025 liter

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About the Grumman F8F Bearcat

The Grumman F8F Bearcat is an American single-engine carrier-based fighter aircraft introduced in late World War II. It served during the mid-20th century in the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the air forces of other nations. It was Grumman Aircraft’s last piston engined fighter aircraft.

Modified versions of the Bearcat have broken speed records for piston-engined aircraft. Today, the Bearcat is popular among warbird owners and air racers.

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