No. 10888. Grumman G-58 F8F-2P Bearcat (N68RW c/n D.1162)
Photographed at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, July 28, 2011, by Ted Black

Grumman G-58 F8F-2P Bearcat

10/31/2011. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Produced for the USN under BuNo. 121761, this aircraft came on the civil register as N1030B and was used by the Kaman Aircraft Corporation in Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA between 1959 and 1970. It was owned by the USMC Museum at Quantico, Virginia from 1976 to 1996.

On April 30 it was sold to H. Wells, fourteen days later, May 14, 1996, it was obtained by Air SRV Inc. and reregistered N68RW it was based at the Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston, Texas, Subsequently a long-term restoration was started. Presently it wears a Blue Angels livery and is registered to BA1945 LLC of Wilmington, Deleware."

Read also the F8F remarks on page 6766.

Created October 31, 2011