1/72 FLYING HEROES SERIES
SM1010
F8F-1 Bearcat
Royal Thai Air Force
Nakhon Sawan Air Base
Thailand
late 1950s
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1/72 scale
Mostly die-cast metal
Very little plastic
Option to display model with wheels down or up
Display stand included
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.

Specifications
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)
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