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F6F-3_on_USS_Yorktown_1943

Specifications (F6F-5 Hellcat) Aircraft captains ready VF-82 Grumman F6F-5 for launch from USS Bennington (CV-20) off Okinawa in May 1945. Late-war production F6F-5 show the overall Glossy Sea Blue Postwar service: A bright orange F6F-3K target drone F6F-5P of VF-23 crashes on USS Princeton (CVL-23).Data from Quest for Performance,[57]Jane’s Fighting Aircraft of World War II[58]Standard Aircraft Characteristics[59] General characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 33 ft 7 in (10.24 m) Wingspan: 42 ft 10 in (13.06 m) Height: 13 ft 1 in (3.99 m) Wing area: 334 ft² (31 m²) Airfoil: NACA 23015.6 mod root; NACA 23009 tip Empty weight: 9,238 lb (4,190 kg) Loaded weight: 12,598 lb (5,714 kg) Max takeoff weight: 15,415 lb (6,990 kg) Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10W "Double Wasp" two-row radial engine with a two-speed two-stage supercharger, 2,000 hp (1,491 kW[60]) Propellers: 3-blade Hamilton Standard Propeller diameter: 13 ft 1 in (4.0 m) *Fuel capacity: 250 gal (946 L) internal; up to 3 × 150 gal (568 L) external drop tanks Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0211 Drag area: 7.05 ft² (0.65 m²) Aspect ratio: 5.5 Performance Maximum speed: 330 kn (380 mph, 610 km/h) Stall speed: 73 kn (84 mph, 135 km/h) Combat radius: 820 nmi (945 mi, 1,520 km) Ferry range: 1,330 nmi (1,530 mi, 2,460 km) Service ceiling: 37,300 ft (11,370 m) Rate of climb: 3,500 ft/min (17.8 m/s) Wing loading: 37.7 lb/ft² (184 kg/m²) Power/mass: 0.16 hp/lb (260 W/kg) Time-to-altitude: 7.7 min to 20,000 ft (6,100 m) Lift-to-drag ratio: 12.2 Takeoff roll: 799 ft (244 m) Armament Guns: either 6× 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns, with 400 rpg, (All F6F-3, and most F6F-5) or 2 × 20 mm (.79 in) cannon, with 225 rpg and 4 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) Browning machine guns with 400 rpg (F6F-5N only) Rockets: 6 × 5 in (127 mm) HVARs or 2 × 11¾ in (298 mm) Tiny Tim unguided rockets Bombs: up to 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) full load, including: Bombs or Torpedoes:(Fuselage mounted on centreline rack) 1 × 2,000 lb (907 kg) bomb or 1 × Mk.13-3 torpedo; Underwing bombs: (F6F-5 had two additional weapons racks either side of fuselage on wing centre-section) 2 × 1,000 lb (450 kg) or 4 × 500 lb (227 kg) 8 × 250 lb (110 kg)

F6F-3_on_USS_Yorktown_1943
johnbr, May 25, 2011
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