Grumman F6F Hellcat

Carrier-based Fighter / Fighter Bomber

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat N9265A 78645 A-9790 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Grumman F6F Hellcat is a single-engine single-seat carrier-based fighter and fighter bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. Main operators were the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps and the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-2800-10W Double Wasp
Engine Power1491 kW2000 hp
Speed611 km/h330 kts
  380 mph
Service Ceiling11.369 m37.300 ft
Range1.520 km821 NM
945 mi.
Empty Weight4.152 kg9.154 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight6.991 kg15.413 lbs
Wing Span13,06 m42 ft 10 in
Wing Area31,0 m²334 ft²
Length10,24 m33 ft 7 in
Height4,11 m13 ft 6 in
First Flight26.06.1942
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1942-1945
Total Production12275
ICAO CodeHCAT
Data for (Version)Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat
VariantsF6F-3 Hellcat, Gannet Mk.I / Hellcat F Mk.I (F6F-3), F6F-3E Hellcat, F6F-3N Hellcat, F6F-5 Hellcat, Hellcat F Mk.II (F6F-5), F6F-5N Hellcat, Hellcat NF Mk.II (F6F-5N), F6F-5P, Hell

[Photo-ID: 6158] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-14
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US Navy (USN)
Reg.: 42874
c/n: A-4140
 
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San Diego Air and Space Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10277] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
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US Navy (USN)
Reg.: 41834
c/n: A-3100
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 6283] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
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Reg.: N9265A
c/n: A-9790
 
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Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 1123] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
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Royal Navy
Reg.: KE209
c/n: A-10924
 
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]
[Photo-ID: 1124] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
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F6F-5 Hellcat II
Royal Navy
Reg.: KE209
c/n: A-10924
 
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]
[Photo-ID: 12361] © Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
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Flying Heritage Collection
Reg.: NX79863
c/n: A-11008
 
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 1230] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
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The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-BTCC
c/n: A-11286
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]