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Offline Martin H

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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2021, 10:57:47 am »
Now this begs the question of what is normaly located in that part of the airframe?
If its fuel tanks the range must have been cut by quite a margin.
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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2021, 12:15:48 pm »
Now this begs the question of what is normaly located in that part of the airframe?
If its fuel tanks the range must have been cut by quite a margin.

Primarily avionics equipment and related, the main fuel tank is beneath the cockpit.
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Re: Grumman F4F (Goodyear FM) Wildcat
« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2021, 12:18:24 pm »
Hmm, there's even a cutaway drawing of the "passenger version":



Apparently there were no tanks in that section, but lots of other equipment and contral cables that had to be re-routed somehow.