F8F-1B Bearcat
VF-17, "C-103"
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Grumman F8F Bearcat
The Grumman F8F Bearcat which  first entered service in May, 1945, was designed to
replace the F6F Hellcat as an interceptor-fighter operating from small escort carriers.
Compared to its famous predecessor, the Bearcat was 20% lighter, had a 30% better rate of
climb and was 50 mph (80 km/h) faster. Because of that outstanding performance the
Bearcat was placed into service with 24 squadrons, making it one of the U.S. Navy's premier
post-World War II fighters.

Crew - 1 pilot
Length - 28 ft 3 in   (8.6 m)
Wingspan - 35 ft 10 in   (10.9 m)
Height - 13 ft 10 in   (4.2 m)
Empty Weight - 7,070 lb   (3,210 kg)
Loaded Weight - 9,600 lb   (4,400 kg)
Max takeoff weight - 12,947 lb   (5,870 kg)
Powerplant - 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W  "Double Wasp" two-row radial engine, 2,100
hp   (1,567 kW)
1/72 scale
Mostly die-cast metal
Very little plastic
Option to display model with wheels down or up
Display stand included