In Plane View: Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Conquest 1

     

In Plane View: Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Conquest 1

The cowling is the same vivid yellow as the rest of this racing airplane. To allow the big four-bladed prop to clear the ground, the Bearcat had to have tall main retractable landing gear.

Image Number: WEB10810-2008
Credit: Image by Carolyn Russo, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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