1944 GRUMMAN FM-2 WILDCAT


  • For Sale
  • 1944
  • GRUMMAN FM-2 WILDCAT
  • N909WJ
  • 16203
  • CA USA

1225000 $1,225,000 USD

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  • For Sale
  • 1944
  • GRUMMAN FM-2 WILDCAT
  • N909WJ
  • 16203
  • CA USA

Platinum Fighter Sales

Simon Brown / John Rayner

General Specs (cont.)

624

624 SMOH

624 SPOH

Used

Additional Classifications

Detailed Description

N909WJ. Fully Restored Grumman (Eastern) FM-2 Wildcat. 624 Hours Since Complete Restoration On Airframe And Engine. Recent Prop A.D.

Avionics / Equipment

2x King KX-155 Nav/Comm
King KT-76A Transponder
Dynon Avionics EFIS D10A
Garmin Aria 660 GPS

Airframe

624 hrs since complete restoration by Vintage Aircraft, Fort Collins, CO.

Engines / Mods / Prop

Wright R-1820-56W
624 hrs SMOH by J.R.S. Enterprises

Interior / Exterior

Interior - Painted Gray 

Exterior - U.S. Navy - colors of observation composite squadron VOC-1, which operated off of the USS Wake Island and USS Marshall Island during the landings on the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Excellent condition.
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Grumman FM-2 Wildcat Aircraft Information

During the early parts of WWII, the Grumman Wildcat was used by the US Navy and Marine Corps and the British Royal Navy as a carrier based fighter. The single seat aircraft has a loaded weight of 7,000 lbs (3,200 kg). The maximum speed is 331 mph (531 km/h). It uses a {Pratt & Whitney} R-1830-76 double-row radial engine.

Variations include:

US Navy Wildcats: F4F-1/2 the original design. The aircraft was a biplane with a less than powerful engine that led to a redesign. The F4F-3 used a Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engine with a two-stage supercharger. The Navy preferred a monoplane at the time of the redesign, so the F4F-3 is just that. Then followed the floatplane version the F4F-3S Wildcatfish. The more heavily armed F4F-4 came next with a more powerful engine to ensure high takeoff weight. The FM-1/-2 Wildcat were produced by General Motors and Eastern Aircraft. The final model in the US Navy is the F4F-7. The photoreconnaissance aircraft had armor and armament removed and featured wet wings to increase fuel capacity.

The Royal Navy Martlets include the Martlet Mk1, the Martlet MkII, and the Martlet Mk III.

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