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Grumman F6F Hellcat
« on: January 19, 2011, 09:36:36 AM »
Well- this morning I start work on drawings of Hellcat, this will go as article but later with rest of material will be inside book. So this topic will include number of drawings and great number of archive images  :-razz

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 09:46:44 AM »
First prototype XF6F-1

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 11:36:09 AM »
This one also did not go operational, XF6F-2

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 03:40:54 PM »
Progress on drawing

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 05:29:08 PM »
Only nuts and bolts to be add here and maybe later landing gear... will see :))

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 05:31:40 PM »
Now the set of the archive images, this time F6F-3 machines, total of the 144 images...

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 05:35:20 PM »
Mo' from F6F-3...

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 05:38:27 PM »
Still F6F-3 and please note last three images present machine flown by Alexander Vraciu  :-tri

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2011, 05:41:07 PM »
Mo' F6F-3

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 05:43:39 PM »
Still F6F-3... pilot in full gear is interesting, look like Imperial fighter pilot (Star Wars), maybe inspiration come from images like that  :-think
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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 05:49:12 PM »
F6F-3 :))

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2011, 05:51:57 PM »
Final images of F6F-3

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2011, 07:31:37 PM »
More progress in drawings :))

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2011, 08:11:54 PM »
In No.1's reply 10 there is a photo of the Pima Air Museum Hellcat. It is the lower left photo of the set. I took these photos of the same airplane in February of 1989.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/PimaAirMuseumFebruary1989F6F.jpg
Grumman F6F Hellcat


http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/PimaAirMuseumFebruary1989F6F002.jpg
Grumman F6F Hellcat


It still looked pretty good for spending so many years underwater.

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Re: Grumman F6F Hellcat
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2011, 08:14:18 PM »
Hope it will be rebuilt one day ;)