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F8F Bearcat Detail In Action

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The Grumman F8F Bearcat was the pinnacle of US carrier-borne, piston-engine fighter design. Even though WWII ended before these amazing aircraft ever saw combat, F8F Bearcats later flew combat missions both in Korea and the Indochina War. This book details the F8F's history and service.

The Grumman F8F Bearcat represents the pinnacle of US carrier-borne piston-engine fighter design. Marrying a compact, lightweight airframe with a powerful 18-cylinder Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp radial engine churning out more than 2,000 hp produced an aircraft intended to be an interceptor that could operate from the smallest escort carriers. Although the Bearcat prototype first took to the air in August 1944, and the first squadron equipped with the new fighters was operational in May 1945, WWII ended before the Bearcat saw combat. The type ultimately saw combat in the First Indochina War.

Pages: 80
Size: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: MMD-Squadron Signal
ISBN: 9780897477475
Product Code: SS747