Grumman F6F "Hellcat"

F6F-5

F6F-3

F6F-3

F6F-5

The third photo shows a F6F-3 with two 500kg bombs. The lower photo shows a F6F-5 equipped with one 11,75in torpedo and six 5in rockets inder the wings.

 

Type

 Carrier based fighter, fighter bomber and nightfighter

Armament

Standard - 6 x 050in 12,7mm Browning MG
6 x rockets
906kg bomb or torpedoeload
Some F6F-5 - 2 x 20mm guns

Engine

 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10 Double Wasp 18cyl two-row radial piston engine 2000hk (early)
1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10W Double Wasp 18cyl two-row radial piston engine 2200hk

Weight

 F6F-5  Empty 4.152kg - Max take-off 6.991kg

Crew

 1

Speed

 621km/h

Year of construction

 1942-1945

Quantity

 12272 of all models

User

 USA France and UK

Manufacturer

 Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation