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Grumman F3F-2 in Detail

by Scott Brown


Grumman F3F-2 Cockpit



Grumman F3F in Detail


Here are 14 images of the Grumman F3F-2 at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston. This aircraft was rebuilt by Herb Tischler at the Texas Airplane Factory in Ft. Worth.



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Cockpit view from port
Cockpit view from starboard. Note telescopic gunsight in forward canopy
Lower instrument panel and rudder pedals
Port cockpit sidewall
Engine and cowling detail
Engine vents and streamlined struts (upper fuselage attachment points)
Starboard side machine gun bulge in front of canopy.
Starboard view of forward canopy detail. Note fuselage vent, side view of telescopic sight and trailing surface detail of mid-upper wing.
Aileron actuator (see top surface of top wing) and outer wing strut
Port side view looking up to mid-upper wing section. Good detail of port side fuselage struts, bracing wire and attachment points.
Starboard upper wing. Note upward-deflected aileron, bracing wire and strut attachment (with metal mounting plate)
Port side undercarriage attachment and strut detail. Also note lower wingroot fairing and bracing wire attachment. 
Starboard lower wing root and recessed bracing wire attachment points. The aerodynamic profile of the bracing wire is obvious in this view. Starboard undercarriage leg is also visible here.
Starboard horizontal tail and bracing strut attachment. Note metal tail and fabric-covered rudder.


Images and Captions Copyright 2000 by Scott Brown
Page Created 30 January, 2000
Last Updated 13 May, 2001

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