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"Wampus Cat", Grumman F8F Bearcat

"Wampus Cat", Grumman F8F Bearcat

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Description: “Biggest engine, least airframe” was the Grumman Aircraft Corporation’s motto for the F8F Bearcat. The plane serves as an example of evolving innovation— the hallmark of great aircraft companies. All the Grumman “cats” were built in response to the need for fighters that could stalk their prey by night. With the F8F, Grumman delivered an aircraft that was lighter and more maneuverable than the Hellcat and managed Naval carrier takeoffs and landings that the twin-engine Tigercat couldn’t handle. The Bearcat flew circles around the North American P-51 Mustangs, the Supermarine Spitfire, and even early model jets. Owned by Historic Flight at Kilo-6 Paine Field WA
Keywords: "Wampus, Cat", Grumman, F8F, Bearcat, Historic, Flight, at, Kilo-6, Paine, Field, WA
Date: 07.09.2010 19:54
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