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Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter

 

 

F6F-5 Hellcat

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
F6F-3 fighter 1/1943 - 4/1944 4403 8/1953 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10 engine (2000 h. p.), 6 12.7-mm MG, later planes R-2800-10W engine (2200 h. p.)
F6F-3E 11/1943 - 1944 18 modified from F6F-3 APS-4 radar
F6F-3N night fighter 149 modified from F6F-3 APS-6 radar
F6F-5 fighter-bomber 4/1944 - 11/1945 6434 R-2800-10W engine (2200 h. p.), 6 12.7-mm MG or 2 20-mm guns and 4 12.7-mm MG, 6 127-mm rockets or 2 454-kg bombs, without radar
F6F-5E 1434 APS-4 radar
F6F-5N night fighter-bomber APS-6 radar
F6F-5P fighter-recon 1944 - 1945 some modified from F6F-5 photo camera, without radar

 

Modification

F6F-5

Wing span, m

13.06

Length, m

10.24

Height, m

4.11

Wings area, m2

31.03

Empty mass, kg

4152

Full flying-off mass, kg

6991

Engine 1 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10W
Power, h. p. 2200
Maximal speed, km/h 611
Cruise speed, km/h  
Flying range, km 2100
Vertical speed, m/s  
Maximal altitude, m 11400
Complement 1
Armament (2 20 guns, 4 12.7 MG) or 6 12.7 MG, 6 127-mm rockets or 908 kg of bombs (2 454-kg)

F6F-3 Hellcat

F6F-5 Hellcat, Uruguay

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008