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Grumman FM-2 Wildcat
Grumman FM-2 Wildcat
Wildcat FM-2 (G-RUMW) of The Fighter Collection on display at the Imperial War Museum,Duxford during Autumn, 2000.
Aircraft Specifications
Aircraft Type: Single Seat Naval Fighter
Country of Origin: United States of America
Engines: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-86 Twin wasp 14 cylinder air-cooled radial engine rated at 1,200hp at 2,900 rpm.
Armament: 6 x 0.50 in. (12.7mm) Colt-Browning M-2 machine guns.
Dimensions: Wing Span: 11.59m (38ft 0 in). Length: 8.85m (29ft 0in), Height: 3.44m (11ft 4in).
Wing Area: 24.15 sq. metres (260 sq. feet)
Weights: Empty: 2,674kg (5,895lb). Max Takeoff: 3,974kg (8,762lb)
Performance: Max Speed: 274 mph (441 km/hour) at sea level. Service Ceiling: 34,000ft (10,360m)
Max Range: 1,275 miles (2,050km)
Operators: USN, USMC, RN
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