1949 GRUMMAN F8F-2 BEARCAT For Sale in Seattle, Washington United States

      For Sale$3,250,000
      Posted by Platinum Fighter Sales Updated 4/20/2021

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      For Sale$3,250,000

      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.

      Posted by Platinum Fighter Sales Updated 4/20/2021

      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.

      Details

      • Status
        For Sale
      • Condition
        Used
      • Year
        1949
      • 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, Washington United States
      • 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

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      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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