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Grumman F3F-1

Discussion in 'Air Warfare' started by Che_Guevara, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Che_Guevara

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    There was one at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola FL when I was there.

    I agree, the pre-war years did have some nice looking planes.
     
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    Che:
    This must be the 1/48 scale Accurate Miniatures kit.
    This is the only bi-wing fighter in my collection... I have all the Grumman prop-driven 'Cats.'
    This is a wonderful kit by the way, and goes together near-perfectly. I built mine with white tail, black-cowling and stripes... and "Felix the CAT" artwork.

    Tim
     
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    And this was one of the best (and last) biplane fighters in the US Navy's inventory; some were still in service with USN fighter squadrons at the time of Pearl Harbor. The design also served as the basis for the F4F Wildcat.
     
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    The Grumman F3F DASH 2 added a supercharged Wright R-1820 Cyclone.
    I seem to recall reading that it was either more manueverable... or a faster climber than a P-51 Mustang. (Allison or Merlin I can't recall.)

    Tim
     
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    any 1939 vintage bibe fighter would doutless out manuver the mustang , as to outclimbing ,anyone ?
     
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    er bipe ,i mean
     

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