Grumman F8F Bearcat

Carrier-based Fighter Bomber

Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat (G-58) © Jenny Coffey
Photo ©: Jenny Coffey (photos at airliners.net)
The Grumman F8F Bearcat is a single-engine single-seat carrier-based fighter aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation.
The Grumman F8F Bearcat was the last piston engined fighter aircraft produced by Grumman.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-2800-34W Double Wasp
Engine Power1566 kW2100 hp
Speed678 km/h366 kts
  421 mph
Service Ceiling11.796 m38.700 ft
Range1.778 km960 NM
1.105 mi.
Empty Weight3.207 kg7.070 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight5.873 kg12.948 lbs
Wing Span10,92 m35 ft 10 in
Wing Area22,7 m244 ft
Length8,61 m28 ft 3 in
Height4,22 m13 ft 10 in
First Flight21.08.1944
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1266
ICAO CodeBCAT
Data for (Version)Grumman F8F-1B Bearcat
VariantsF8F-1 Bearcat, F8F-1B, F8F-1(D), F8F-1N, F8F-2, F8F-2N, F8F-2P

[Photo-ID: 6429] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), KH15-178/98, c/n D.205, Karsten Palt, 2013Grumman
F8F-1 Bearcat
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: KH15-178/98
c/n: D.205
 
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 6430] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), KH15-178/98, c/n D.205, Karsten Palt, 2013Grumman
F8F-1 Bearcat
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: KH15-178/98
c/n: D.205
 
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 10278] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat, , N111L, c/n D.1020, Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman
F8F-2 Bearcat
Reg.: N111L
c/n: D.1020
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 1242] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat, The Fighter Collection, G-RUMM, c/n D-1088, Karsten Palt, 2008Grumman
F8F-2P Bearcat
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-RUMM
c/n: D-1088
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12969] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat, The Fighter Collection, G-RUMM, c/n D-1088, Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman
F8F-2P Bearcat
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-RUMM
c/n: D-1088
 
121714 / B-201
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12970] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat, The Fighter Collection, G-RUMM, c/n D-1088, Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman
F8F-2P Bearcat
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-RUMM
c/n: D-1088
 
121714 / B-201
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]