Grumman F6F Hellcat

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HistoryCentral.com >Aviation > WW II: American Aircraft >Grumman F6F Hellcat

The History of Aviation


AMERICAN COMBAT

AIRCRAFT OF WORLD

WAR II

Grumman F6F Hellcat

The Hellcat was the first American carrier based aircraftthat was better then the Japanese Zero. Of the 6,477 planes downed by U.S.carrier based aircraft 4,947 were downed by the Hellcat. A total of 12,275were produced during World War II.


F6F-3

Manufacturer: Gruman

Engines: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10 10W 2,000HP

Speed: 376MPH

Length: 33ft 10inch

Range: 1090mi

Wingspan: 42ft 10inch

Ceiling: 37,300ft

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