Grumman F3F-3

The Grumman F3F was the last American biplane fighter aircraft delivered to the United States Navy, and served between the wars. Designed as an improvement on the single-seat F2F, it entered service in 1936. It was retired from front line squadrons at the end of 1941 before it could serve in World War II, and was first replaced by the Brewster F2A. The F3F which inherited the same landing gear configuration served as the basis for a biplane design ultimately developed into the much more successful F4F Wildcat. The example above served with VF-5 aboard USS Ranger until retired towards the end of 1941. Source: Info: Wikipedia Profile: Great Aircraft Of The World Colour Library Books Temple Press/Aerospace

Grumman F3F-3
Roelf, Dec 28, 2009
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