Bearcat vs Seafury

Jeff Hunt

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Which one do you strap into for a little one on one? Let's put the Centaurus back in the Sea Fury for our test.
 

Thumpalumpacus

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But at a second hand lot i would have an awfull time choosing.

The Bearcat's no prune-face, sure -- definitely the best-looking Grumman single-engine prop plane. Tigercat wins the Grumman trophy for me, but the Bearcat has a look that is all about business, too.

But the Sea Fury, good lord, the lines are just so resonant. Definitely the sexiest radial fighter of the era, for my money.
 

Snautzer01

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The Bearcat's no prune-face, sure -- definitely the best-looking Grumman single-engine prop plane. Tigercat wins the Grumman trophy for me, but the Bearcat has a look that is all about business, too.

But the Sea Fury, good lord, the lines are just so resonant. Definitely the sexiest radial fighter of the era, for my money.
Yah. They both look the par. And honest i can not choose.
Its like 2 of the Stratocasters Jimi played. You can have only one. You pick one. I cant. Ohh and shall we throw in the SRV too? Just to muddle it more up.
 

Thumpalumpacus

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Yah. They both look the par. And honest i can not choose.
Its like 2 of the Stratocasters Jimi played. You can have only one. You pick one. I cant. Ohh and shall we throw in the SRV too? Just to muddle it more up.

Of the scores of Strats Jimi played, I love the white w/maple fretboard best. But even more than that I love the SG Custom:

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Gibson guy for life!
 

GTX

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Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat
Hawker FB.11 Sea Fury
Maximum speed
455 mph (732 km/h, 395 kn)​
460 mph (740 km/h, 400 kn)​
Range
1,105 mi (1,778 km, 960 nmi)​
780 mi (1,260 km, 680 nmi)​
Service ceiling
40,800 ft (12,400 m)​
35,800 ft (10,900 m)​
Rate of climb
4,465 ft/min (22.68 m/s)​
4,320 ft/min (21.9 m/s)​
Power/Weight
0.22 hp/lb (0.36 kW/kg)​
0.27 hp/lb (0.44 kW/kg)​
Armament
  • Guns: 4 × 20 mm (.79 in) AN/M3 cannon
  • Rockets: 4 × 5 in (127 mm) HVAR unguided rockets
  • Bombs: 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs
  • Guns: 4 × 20 mm (0.79 in) Hispano Mk V autocannon
  • Rockets: Up to 16 x 3 inch rockets
  • Bombs: 2,000 lb (910 kg) of bombs
 

Snautzer01

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You see? impossible task... Gibson....Stratocaster....Fury ...Bearcat... Ohh he played base also. He had at one time a Rickenbacker.


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pbehn

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Thats a keeper if i ever seen one.
Well he was in a band thats how we met, then he went to London, got into the scene and the drugs, ended up as a session musician in New York last we heard, a great guitarist wrecked by dope.
 

Snautzer01

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Aha! i know this one. Hendrix is a good slice of my life. His music has melted to what i call my core being. It will always be there, my to go to place when up or down.
But i do not like Stratocasters to play for myself. For some reason my hands are refusing to get to good terms with it. Like the sound but no. Ibanez is my dirty little secret.
 

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