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Grumman F6F Hellcat

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat (G-50) © Jenny Coffey
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F6F Hellcat

Carrier-based Fighter / Fighter Bomber

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 m42,8 ft
Wing Area31,0 m334 ft
Length10,24 m33,6 ft
Height4,11 m13,5 ft
 
First Flight26.06.1942
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1942-1945
Total Production12275
 
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

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