Chino Airshow 2006
Grumman F3F (N20FG)


The Grumman F3F was the last biplane fighter in US service. Looking at the later Grumman Navy fighters, it is easy to see that they all had some basis on the F3F. It was a further development of the F2F and first flew in 1935. Fifty-four of the F3F-1 aircraft were ordered in 1936 and served aboard the Ranger and the Saratoga. Eighty-one F3F-2s were ordered, like the one below that served in 2 squadrons of the Marine Corps and with the Navy on the Enterprise. They stayed in service until 1940-1941. When WWII began, they were used for training and utility roles. This F3F-2 belongs to the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino.


















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