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70, July–August 1997, pp. The aircraft performed a 4,800 feet per minute climb rate and showcased a top speed of 369 knots during the first flight testing.
Grandolini, A. Two Grumman F8F Bearcats in flight near Chino, California. Keeping the prop clear of the deck required long landing gear, which, combined with the shortened fuselage, gave the Bearcat a significant "nose-up" profile on land. Caption (Image used with permission from Dare to Move.). It seems the cockpit followed the late war custom of painting the sidewalls black.
In some publications, the design date is set in July of 1943, and other publications the design date is set after Grummand test pilots flew a captured Fw-190A in England, after September 1943. Rare Bear, a highly modified F8F owned by Lyle Shelton, went on to dominate the event for decades, often competing with Daryl Greenamyer, another famous racer with victories in his own Bearcat (Conquest I, now at the Smithsonian's NASM) and holder of a piston-engined aircraft world speed record in it. It served during the mid-20th century in the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the air forces of other nations. It can fly up to 40,800 feet and can climb at a rate of 4,465 feet per minute.
Inside of the engine cowling was Zinc Chromate Yellow, Interior Green or Flat Black.
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It was also the last of a series of piston-engine carrier based fighters, which had been initiated with the FF-1 of 1931. Unlimited Air Racer 'Rare Bear' down low in the Valley of Speed during the 2013 Unlimited Gold Championship Race.
The Bearcat is one of the 14 classic combat aircraft slated to participate in the Oahu flyovers as part of the Official 75th Commemoration of the End of WWII Sept. 2, 2020. Of course, Rare Bear is highly modified, and is powered by a Wright R-3350 engine that generates over 4,000 horsepower! The Grumman F8F Bearcat was designed and manufactured by Grumman as a single-engine carrier-based fighter that began service in the latter part of the Second World War. The area above the consoles was black.
In November 1943, the F8F Bearcat design was finalized.
3. [c] Its capability for aerobatic performance is illustrated by its selection as the second demonstration aircraft for the navy's elite Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron in 1946, replacing the Grumman F6F Hellcat.
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