Aircraft Photo of 41834 | Grumman F6F-3K Hellcat | USA - Navy | AirHistory.net #351532
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:41834
Military Code:37
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman F6F Hellcat (G-50)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F6F Hellcat
Aircraft Version:Grumman F6F-3K Hellcat
C/n (msn):A-3100
Operator Titles:USA - Navy
Location
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
 
Photo Date:5 June 2016
Photo by:Arjun Sarup
Photo ID: 351532
Photo Comment

On display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum. Hellcat Bu.No. 41834 was built at Bethpage in Feb. 1944. Assigned to VF-15 aboard USS Hornet (CV-12), it made its way to Hawaii. It was then assigned to VF-3 and VF-83. The Hellcat was converted into a target drone and used to measure radiation for the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in 1946.

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