Aircraft Photo of 41834 | Grumman F6F-3K Hellcat | USA - Navy | #42895
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
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:7 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 42895
Photo Comment

This F6F was built in early 1944 and went on to serve in the Pacific, mainly in a training capacity. After the war it was converted into a drone aircraft and played a role collecting radioactivity data during the Bikini Atoll atomic test series. It is now on display at the NASM Udvar-Hazy Center.

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