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1948 GRUMMAN F8F-2 BEARCAT For Sale in Seattle, WA

Perhaps the best-performing piston fighter ever, the F8F began as a project to provide the WWII fleet with a rapid-climb interceptor to replace the F6F Hellcat. Powered by the same Pratt & Whitney 2800 engine as the Hellcat, the empty weight is approximately a ton less allowing a record-setting time-to-climb to 10,000 feet in under 100 seconds.

For Sale$3,250,000
Posted by Platinum Fighter Sales Updated 10/23/2020

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Details

  • Status
    For Sale
  • Condition
    Used
  • Year
    1948
  • Make
    GRUMMAN
  • Model
    F8F-2 BEARCAT
  • Reg #
    N800H
  • Serial #
    121752
  • Airframe
    1569 hrs
  • Engine
    145 hrs SMOH
  • Prop
    248 hrs SNEW
  • Special Use
    Military/Warbird, Antique-Classic
  • Location
    Seattle, WA
  • External URL

Perhaps the best-performing piston fighter ever, the F8F began as a project to provide the WWII fleet with a rapid-climb interceptor to replace the F6F Hellcat. Powered by the same Pratt & Whitney 2800 engine as the Hellcat, the empty weight is approximately a ton less allowing a record-setting time-to-climb to 10,000 feet in under 100 seconds. While the aircraft did not see combat in WWII, it was the first featured aircraft of the post-war, newly formed Blue Angels and continued in active service well into the turbine era.

Make
Model
Hours
engine
Pratt & Whitney
R-2800-CB-16
145 hrs SMOH
prop
Aero Products
A642-G1
248 hrs SNEW

Engine:    

  • Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB-16
  • 145.4 Hrs. SMOH by Anderson Airmotive

Propeller:

  • Aero Products A642-G1
  • 247.9 Hrs. SPOH

  • 1569.3 hrs TTSN
  • 145.4 Hrs Since Restoration by Pacific Fighters, Idaho
  • 1x 150 gallon drop tank 

  • Garmin SL30 Comm
  • King KT 905 Comm
  • King KT 76 Transponder
  • Garmin 296 GPS

Restored to stock military configuration - Excellent condition

U.S. Navy, Excellent condition

Completed 6/2020

Seller Information

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Name: Simon Brown
Title: Founder
Company: Platinum Fighter Sales
Address: 409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy #339
 Redondo Beach, CA 90277
 US

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