Grumman F6F Hellcat Statistics

 

F6F-3

F6F-5

Engine

R2800-10

R-2800-10W

HP

2,000

2,000

Wingspan

42’ 10”

Ditto

Length

33’ 7”

Ditto

Max speed

335 mph at sea level

 

 

376 mph at 17,300 ft

380 mph at 23,000 ft

Time to 20,000 ft

7 minutes

Ditto

Ceiling

38,400 ft

ditto

Armament

6 wing mounted .50 calibre M2 Browning machine guns with 400 rpg

Ditto plus underwing racks for six 5in rockets, and central pylon for two 1,000 lbs or drop tanks?

 

 

 

Some -5s replaced the two inboard machine guns with two 20mm cannon

Production

F6F-3 (36%)
4,402 produced
252 delivered to Britain
-3N approximately 200
-3E 18

F6F-5 (64%)
7,870 producing including –E, -K, -N and –P
930 went toBritain
-N/E: 1434 produced

Total for all types: 12272

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (31 March 2007), Grumman F6F Hellcat Statistics, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_F6F_statistics.html

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