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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2008, 10:51:52 am »
Cool - any more pics?

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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2011, 07:48:05 am »
USN/MC counterpart of P-38s, A-20s, Beauforts, Beaufighters: the DoubleCat. Inboard pair of oil coolers is not depicted, so bear with me ;)


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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2011, 09:00:05 am »
What-if: Grumman bolts the R-2600 to the F4F. A larger fin would've been nice (from FM2?), not depicted here. A comparison vs. real F4F; the red line depicts real fuselage line.


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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2017, 10:19:51 pm »
Wildcat powered by Allison engine.

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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2017, 11:53:49 pm »
I kinda took a different route to a "Super Wildcat". Pushed to make a Wildcat-sized high-performance fighter, Grumman made the F8F "Bearcat". Here is the "early Bearcat" version with the turtleback and three-bladed prop. I painted it like Alex Vraciu's plane at the Marianas Turkey Shoot. It really looks like a Hellcat (or a "Super-Wildcat") until you examine the details-wing-root oil coolers, 4-20mm guns, fold IN rather than fold BACK landing gear, etc.

Modelwise: I took a Wildcat turtleback and carefully grafted it on a Monogram 1/72 Bearcat, plus a Hellcat's large, 3-bladed prop.

Nice one!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2017, 09:55:26 am »
Wildcat powered by Allison engine.

Like it!

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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2021, 10:36:35 am »
Posted on Twitter by Trev Clarke here: https://twitter.com/clark_aviation/status/1406658105484582916?s=20

"General Motors operated this very odd 'executive transport' in the early 1950s, a converted Grumman F4F 'Wildcat' fighter, with seating for two people in the lower fuselage, beneath the pilot!"



It still exists, this pic being taken at Oshkosh in 2011:
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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2021, 10:47:19 am »
Now that is cool. The three seater is giving me a few possible ideas.
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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2021, 11:22:27 am »
That's cute!  :thumbsup: Great find, too, thanks for posting!

I just wonder how the passengers entered the cabin? :o Through the cockpit?
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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2021, 11:28:48 am »
That's cute!  :thumbsup: Great find, too, thanks for posting!

I just wonder how the passengers entered the cabin? :o Through the cockpit?

Not sure, but in this pic, the panel with the circular window in it looks like it might be a door:

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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2021, 03:36:06 pm »
Found pics of the open door and the interior:



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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2021, 06:33:44 am »
Shows you how "dumpy" the Wildcat was. Great find  :thumbsup:
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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2021, 08:50:57 am »
Ah, thanks a lot for finding/posting - very cool!  ;D

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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2021, 08:58:23 am »
That looks…comfortable…
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2021, 09:35:12 am »
A bit like a Gannet AEW3, anyone who flies in there needs to be VERY friendly with the other occupant!  :-\
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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