Quonset Air Museum - Grumman Hellcat Restoration
Bill Maloney

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01 Hellcat Cockpit 02 Hellcat Fuselage 03 Hellcat Wing 04 Hellcat Stabilizer
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05 Hellcat Wing Center Section 06 Hellcat Pilot's Seat Armor

Grumman F6F Hellcat Specifications:

Grumman F6F Hellcat Fighters at other Aviation Museums in the Northeast
Grumman F6F Hellcat Fighter Grumman F6F Hellcat
A WWII Grumman F6F Hellcat at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, LI Another Grumman F6F Hellcat can be found at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT
Grumman F6F Hellcat Replica Grumman Hellcat Restoration
A Grumman F6F Hellcat Replica at the 1941 Historic Aircraft Group Museum in Geneseo, NY A one-off 3/4 scale Grumman F6F Hellcat replica can be found at the Quonset Air Museum in North Kingston, RI

Length: 33 feet, 7 inches
42 feet, 10 inches
13 feet, 1 inches
Empty - 9,200lbs Max Takeoff - 15,400lbs
Max Speed: 380mph
Cruise Speed: 170mph
Range: 940 miles
Service Ceiling: 37,000 feet
Fuel Capacity: 147 gallons
Powerplant: Wright R-2800 Air Cooled Radial Engine 2,000hp
  Six 50cal Browning Machine Guns
First Flight : 1942
Cost: $

These Grumman F6F parts and sections were recovered from or reproduced to replace damaged sections of a Hellcat recovered from the waters just off Martha's Vineyard in 1993. So far the majority of the parts have been fabricated from scratch due to the deterioration of the original airframe.

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