Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat
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This plane features:
-Accurate and detailed model based on blueprints.
-Realistic flight model and top speed.
-Realistic paint scheme inspired by the US navy paint scheme.
-Naval operation equipment .(folding wings, arresting hook)
-Custom made landing gear replica.
-Realistic cockpit view including the K14 gunsight in CAGED mode.(Originally mounted on p-51s)
-Real guns convergence in 0.2 miles for more accuracy and destruction!
AG6 -Arresting hook.
AG7 -Fold wings.
2.Approach speed-120 mph.(~10% throttle)
3.Get as low as possible above the runway, keep your nose leveled.
4.When you're just few feet above the runway, press
Pitch up until a full stop.
About the Bearcat
Grumman F8F Bearcat is considered to be the last American Piston Engine fighter plane, manufactured in the end of WWII. Therefore it was designed around the lessons the Americans learned during WWII. They understood that they need a plane with a high climb rate, so it was designed around the most powerful engine the Americans had (P&W R-2800), with the most light Airframe as possible.
It had Record-Breaking performance with great high speed maneuverability (especially a great roll rate) and a top speed of 455 mph because of its high power/weight ratio. It's performance were even competitive against early jet fighters.
It was armed with 4xAN/M3 20mm cannons (4x50.cal BrowningM2 machine guns in early models). It didn't saw combat in WWII, but later it fought in the French-Indochinese war and in Vietnam war.(Flown by south Vietnam).
later, it was operated as a record-breaking racing plane.
About creating it
It took me a lot of effort to build this plane . It took me four days and hours of work, but they where hours full of fun and it challenged me a lot.
So thank you guys and have fun with this plane, I recommend you to try dogfighting with it, fly it from a carrier(and return to land on it as well), Race with it and you can even put a bomb or rockets on it for a convoy hunt/ a fleet strike.
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Thanks for your support, It keeps my hard work motivated.
If you want it in more paint Schemes/ weapon Loads, leave a request for me and I'll try to do it for you.
- Successors 1 airplane(s)
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- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 29.0ft (8.8m)
- Length 23.0ft (7.0m)
- Height 11.8ft (3.6m)
- Empty Weight 3,810lbs (1,728kg)
- Loaded Weight 4,928lbs (2,235kg)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 1.623
- Wing Loading 24.2lbs/ft2 (118.2kg/m2)
- Wing Area 203.6ft2 (18.9m2)
- Drag Points 7895
- Number of Parts 253
- Control Surfaces 9