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Grumman F6F Hellcat

23.0k otayahiromo8211  6 months ago

WW2 American navy fighter. It is rival of Zero fighter!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 42.9ft (13.1m)
  • Length 33.6ft (10.2m)
  • Height 14.4ft (4.4m)
  • Empty Weight 6,925lbs (3,141kg)
  • Loaded Weight 8,875lbs (4,026kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 1.408
  • Wing Loading 30.9lbs/ft2 (151.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 287.0ft2 (26.7m2)
  • Drag Points 8831

Parts

  • Number of Parts 120
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    @otayahiromo8211 But the aircraft was built to out speed the Zero, most US tactic say to never turn fight a Zero as the excel in agility.

    4 months ago
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    13.0k USSR

    Nice build

    6 months ago
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    18.8k ChiChiWerx

    @otayahiromo8211 the Zero was built with the design philosophy that light weight and the resultant maneuverability was the most important attribute for a fighter. The drawbacks were that those aircraft such as the Zero were the fact they were lightly armored...when hit, they did not absorb damage as well as stronger aircraft. Additionally, while the Zero was fast enough at the beginning of the war, matching the P-40 and Wildcat, it was rapidly overtaken by faster designs such as the Hellcat and Corsair, which exploited the Zero’s lack of speed with better tactics using high speed hit and run attacks, repositioning by zooming up higher and faster than the Zero could and diving down for multiple passes. The Zero would not survive long in these type of engagements, unless flown by a superior pilot...but the Japanese had lost a lot of experienced pilots by that time, so inexperienced pilots tended to be mauled by more experienced U.S. flyers using superior tactics late in the war. So, though the Zero was a more maneuverable fighter throughout the war (U.S. pilots throughout the war were advised to NEVER turn with a Zero), it’s design philosophy was outmatched by less maneuverable, but far faster fighters, such as the F4U, which destroyed the Zero in ever increasing numbers. If a Corsair pilot turned with a Zero, it frequently didn’t end well for the F4U, but Corsair pilots were trained NOT to get into this situation and dive away if they were caught there. There is much more to aerial combat than two fighters turning up in an attempt to end up on the other’s tail...tactics, teamwork and training tend to win the day. Simply compare the kill ratios of the Corsair (or even Hellcat) vs. the Zero for evidence of this fact. Also, consider the later Japanese designs (Hayate, Shiden and others) which put a far greater emphasis on speed...but far too late to make a difference to Japan’s eventual defeat.

    +2 6 months ago
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    @WarHawk95 Really? I heard that f4u was easy to fight for Zero because it was only fast and the agility was poor.

    6 months ago
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    18.8k ChiChiWerx

    Very nice, again. Forgiving to fly and land, like the real airplane.

    6 months ago
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    6,719 WarHawk95

    I can't bare that ! The zero's worst enemy was the F4U-1A Corsair !
    😭😭

    6 months ago
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    28.9k GhostHTX

    Very nice. You have the shape perfectly.

    6 months ago
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    26.2k CRJ900Pilot

    @otayahiromo8211 No problem

    6 months ago
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    @CRJ900Pilot Thanks!

    6 months ago
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    26.2k CRJ900Pilot

    cool!

    6 months ago