Project Description

MPH

318

WEAPONS

6

SEATS

1

Grumman FM-2 Wildcat

Class:  Single-seat carrier-borne and land-based fighter and fighter bomber

National Origin: United States

Manufacturer: General Motors

First Flight: 1942

Primary User: United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy

Number Built: 4,777

WIP

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 28 ft 9 in (8.76 m)
  • Wingspan: 38 ft (11.58 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 2.5 in (2.81 m)
  • Wing area: 260 sq ft (24.15 m²)
  • Empty weight: 5,758 lb (2,612 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 7,952 lb (3,607 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-86 double-row radial engine, 1,200 hp 900 kW

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 318 mph (512 km/h) at 19,400 ft (5,915 m)
  • Cruise speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 100 mph (87 kn, 160 km/h)
  • Range: 830 mi (721 nmi, 1337 km)
  • Service ceiling: 34,000 ft (10,363 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,200 ft/min (11.17 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 30.7 lb/sqft (149.77 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.15 hp/lb (249 W/kg)

Armament