Warbirds in Action Airshow 2008
Grumman F6F Hellcat


The F6F Hellcat was designed as a replacement for the F4F Wildcat. Using lessons learned from previous carrier-based fighters, the Hellcat was developed quickly. More armor plating was added to the airplane as well as a bigger ammunition load than the Wildcat. The Hellcat carried 6 .50 caliber machine guns. The one below is the Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat "Minsi III" (N1078Z). Minsi III was the aircraft of US Navy Commander David McCampbell, the top Navy ace of WWII, with 34 kills.














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