Aircraft Photo of 86747 | Grumman FM-2 Wildcat | USA - Navy | #50638
Registration / Serial:86747
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):5805
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman FieldMap
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KNPA   IATA: NPA   Local: NPA   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of Naval Aviation
Photo Date:2 June 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 50638
Photo Comment

This aircraft was delivered right towards the end of WWII being too late to see any action so languished for a year at NAS Tillamook before being SOC. Fortunately, she avoided the fate of most of her contemporaries, a date with the axeman, to wind up at the National Naval Aviation Museum during 1980.

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