Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-30W Double Wasp 18-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 2,250 hp (1,680 kW)
Propellers: 4-bladed constant-speed propeller
Maximum speed: 455 mph (732 km/h, 395 kn)
Range: 1,105 mi (1,778 km, 960 nmi)
Service ceiling: 40,800 ft (12,400 m)
Rate of climb: 4,465 ft/min (22.68 m/s)
Wing loading: 42 lb/sq ft (210 kg/m2)
Power/mass: 0.22 hp/lb (0.36 kW/kg)
Guns: 4 × 20 mm (.79 in) AN/M3 cannon
Rockets: 4 × 5 in (127 mm) HVAR unguided rockets
Bombs: 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs
The Grumman F8F Bearcat is an American single-engine carrier-based fighter aircraft introduced in late World War II.
It served during the mid-20th century in the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the air forces of other nations.
It was Grumman Aircraft’s last piston engined fighter aircraft.
Prototype aircraft, two built.
Single-seat fighter aircraft, equipped with folding wings, a retractable tail wheel, self-sealing fuel tanks, a very small dorsal fin, powered by a 2,100 hp (1,600 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W Double Wasp radial piston engine, armed with four 0.50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns, 658 built.
Single-seat fighter version, armed with four AN/M3 20 mm cannons, 100 built.
Originally designated F8F-1C, redesignated as F8F-1B, 126 built.
F8F-1s converted into drone control aircraft.
Unofficial designation for export version for France and Thailand.