Aircraft Photo of 16161 | Grumman FM-2 Wildcat | USA - Navy | AirHistory.net #45654
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:16161
Military Code:18-35
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman F4F/FM Wildcat (G-18/36/52/53)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F4F/FM Wildcat (G-18/36/52/53)
Aircraft Version:Grumman FM-2 Wildcat
Licence-built by:General Motors
C/n (msn):1360
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Location
City / Airport:Tucson - Davis-Monthan AFBMap
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KDMA   IATA: DMA   Local: DMA   Other: -
 
Photo Date:19 March 2014
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 45654
Photo Comment

This Wildcat was one of Lake Michigan's victims after a trainee Navy pilot failed to land correctly on either the converted carrier USS Sable or USS Wiolverine. She has acquired refurbished undercarriage, engine cowling, propellor and rudder as well as a her original wings. The difference between the new parts and those that spent many years on the bottom of the lake can be easily seen.

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