Grumman Bearcat, last american piston-engined fighter aircraft of World War II The Bearcat was heavily influenced by the Focke Wulf 190 test pilots from Grumman examined and flew the which was captured in 1943 by an defecting German pilot
F-4 Phantom II
“Reserve departs NAS Dallas after a Texas sunset, blower and all, getting a spectacular pinky time.
Cool photos and descriptions by a professional aviation photographer of the aircraft flying at the Yankee Air Museum Thunder Over Michigan airshow.
Whilst the Hurricane and Spitfire took most of the credit as allied combat aircraft of WWII the versatile all wooden Mossie deserved equal acclaim. When it entered service it was the fastest operational aircraft in the world. Over 7000 were built.