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Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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New England Air Museum
Grumman F6F-5K 'Hellcat'

 

Grumman Hellcat

THIS AIRCRAFT IS ON LOAN FROM THE NATIONAL NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM, PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

Stable, rugged, fast and relatively easy to fly, the "Hellcat," Grumman's successor to their famous "Wildcat," was designed specifically to counter the nimble Japanese fighters of World War II. Although it did not enter active service until 1943, it was flown by the U.S. Navy and Marines and accounted for 75% of the Japanese aircraft shot down by the Navy during the war.

This example was based at the Navy Auxiliary Air Station, Santa Rosa, California, and later became a target drone.

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Specifications

Length: 33' 7"
Wingspan: 42' 10"
Height: 13' 6"
Empty Weight: 9,238 lbs.
Gross Weight: 15,400 lbs.
Cruise Speed: 168 mph
Maximum Speed: 380 mph
Range: 1,500 miles with drop tank
Service Ceiling: 37,000'
Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10W
Year: 1945
Serial No.: 79192
Location: B-29 Hangar

 


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