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USA - Naval aviation

 

Grumman F8F Bearcat fighter

F8F-1B Bearcat

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
F8F-1 fighter 5/1945 - 1946 765 1955 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W engine (2750 h. p.), 4 12.7-mm MG, up to 908 kg of combat load (1 454-kg bomb on hull, 2 454-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 twin 12.7-mm MG or 8 76-mm or 127-mm rockets on wings)
F8F-1B 3/1946 - 1/1948 100 4 20-mm guns, up to 908 kg of combat load (1 454-kg bomb on hull, 2 454-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 twin 12.7-mm MG or 8 76-mm or 127-mm rockets on wings)
F8F-1N night fighter 1946 36 APS-19
F8F-2 fighter 10/1947 - 5/1949 293 R-2800-30W engine (2780 h. p.), without radar
F8F-2N night fighter 12/1947 - 4/1949 12 APS-19 radar
F8F-2P recon 1947 - 1949 60 2 20-mm guns, up to 908 kg of combat load (2 454-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 twin 12.7-mm MG or 8 76-mm or 127-mm rockets), photo camera, without radar

 

Modification F8F-1

F8F-2

Wing span, m

10.82

10.82

Length, m

8.43 8.43

Height, m

4.16 4.46

Wings area, m2

22.67 22.67

Empty mass, kg

3322 3474

Full flying-off mass, kg

5780

6110

Engine 1 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W 1 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-30W

Power, h. p.

2750

2780

Maximal speed, km/h 682

732

Cruise speed, km/h 272  
Flying range, km 2280 2280
Vertical speed, m/s 28.5 31
Maximal altitude, m 11520 12440
Complement 1 1
Armament 4 x 12.7 MG, up to 908 kg of combat load (1 454-kg bomb on hull, 2 454-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 twin 12.7-mm MG or 8 76-mm or 127-mm rockets on wings) 4 x 20 guns, up to 908 kg of combat load (1 454-kg bomb on hull, 2 454-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 twin 12.7-mm MG or 8 76-mm or 127-mm rockets on wings)

XF8F-1 Bearcat

F8F-1 Bearcat

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008