Cradle Of Aviation Museum - Grumman F3F-2
Bill Maloney

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01 Grumman F3F 02 Grumman F3F Cockpit 03 Grumman F3F Tail 04 Grumman F3F Main Gear
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05 Grumman F-3F Bomb Load 05 Grumman F-3F Main Gear 06 Grumman F-3F Wing Bracing 07 Grumman F-3F Pitot Tube
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08 Grumman F-3F Tail 09 Wright R-1820 Radial Engine 10 Grumman F-3F Landing Light 11 Grumman F-3F Tail Wheel
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12 Wright R-1820 Radial Engine 13 Grumman F-3F

Grumman F3F-2 Specifications:

Length: 23 feet, 3 inches
32 feet
9 feet, 4 inches
Empty -3,200lbs Max Takeoff - 4,800lbs
Max Speed: 264mph
Cruise Speed: 150mph
Range: 980 miles
Service Ceiling: 33,200 feet
Fuel Capacity:
Powerplant: Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 cyl Air Cooled Radial Engine 950hp
  One 30cal Browning Machine Gun
  One 50cal Browning Machine Gun
First Flight : 1936
Cost: $20,000

This Grumman F3F-2 is a remarkable reproduction built by the Cradle of Aviation Museum's volunteers from original Grumman Blueprints. The quality and workmanship these guys have put into this aircraft is just amazing.

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