INDEX OF PRESERVED AIRCRAFT TYPES USED BY THE FAA
|Grumman F6F Hellcat|
||Threat Status 1999-2000||
|Grumman F6F Hellcat||
14 static including 1 replica and a composite
|One known FAA
aircraft is preserved:
|-||1 wreck being preserved at Quonset Air Museum|
|Grumman F6F Hellcat||
|Status||Civil Registration Nunber||Serial Number
|N30FG||BuNo: 041930||F6F-3||Marked as "41390/5K". See photo||Cinema Air Museum, Carlsbad, CA (USA)||Airworthy|
|N1078Z||BuNo: 070222||F6F-5||USN markings with "USN 74". See photo||Confederate Air Force, Col Joe Mabee, Camarillo CA, USA||Airworthy|
|N9265A||BuNo: 078645||F6F-5||With US markings as "USN 45"||Yanks Air Museum, Chino, CA (USA)||Airworthy|
|N4PP||BuNo: 079683||F6F-5K||In US markings with "USN 4", See photo||Kalamazoo Air Zoo Museum, MI (USA)||Airworthy|
|N79863||BuNo: 079863||F6F-5K||With USN markings "USN 00". See photo||Flying A Services, North Weald,
Ex Iron Baron Corp., Dover,
DE (USA). Registered in 1994.
N80142, N100TF, N10CN
|Bu No: 80141||F6F-5K||Appears in the colours of US Navy ace Lt Alex Vraciu who flew this particular aircraft as part of the Navy Fighting squadron VF-6, accounting for nine enemy aircraft 1943/1944. See photo||The
Fighter Collection, Duxford (UK) from 1990.
Ex US Navy Fighting squadron VF-6, accounting for nine enemy aircraft 1943/1944. Then VF-18, retired with only 318 flying hours, and transferred to the Naval Air Technical Training College (NATTC) in Chicago 29 August 1944.
Ex Planes of Fame.
|N4994V||BuNo: 093879||F6F-5K||Marked as USN "USN 93879/31". See photo||Planes of Fame, Chino, CA (USA)||Airworthy restored ff1984|
|N4998V||BuNo: 094204||F6F-5N||Marked as "USN 32". See photo||Lone
Star Flight Museum, Galveston, TX (USA).
Retired from US Navy in 1954.
The Hellcat was displayed at a restaurant in Livermore, California from
|N4964W||BuNo: "94473"/001006 composite||F6F-5N||Marked as "USN 58644/36"||Palm Springs Air Museum (USA)||Airworthy composite|
|F6F-5N Hellcat FII||In original Fleet Air Arm markings||Fleet
Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton (UK)
This aircraft was first delivered to the FAA in April 1945 and was the CO aircraft (Lt Cdr JA Oevers, Lt Cdr Caspar John) at RNAS Lossiemouth 1945-1952. To FAA museum 1970.
|-||BuNo: "24895" replica||F6F-5 replica||-||USS Intrepid, New York (USA)||Replica?|
|-||BuNo: 041476||F6F||-||Quantico MCAS, VA (USA)||Static|
|-||BuNo: 041834||F6F-3K||Painted with the markings
of an F6F that served in VF-5 squadron off the USS
Yorktown. See photo
|NASM, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (USA)||Static|
|-||BuNo: 042874||F6F-3||In US Navy markings. See Photo||San Diego Aerospace Museum (USA)||Static|
|-||BuNo: 043014||F6F-3||-||Fantasy of Flight - Weeks Air Museum, Miami, FL (USA)||Static|
|-||BuNo: 066237||F6F-3||Painted in WW II colours of
VF-31 assigned to the USS Cabot, and reflects the fourteen aerial kills
made by LTJG
Ray Hawkins. See photo
|National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola NAS, FL (USA)||Static restored
Recovered in 1970 from
|-||BuNo: 070185||F6F-5||See photos||Quonset
Air Museum, RI (USA)
On loan from USN. Wreck retrieved 1993, from the seabed off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
|Static - wrecked condition - being preserved|
|-||BuNo: 077122||F6F-5||-||Andrews AFB, MD (USA)||Static|
|F6F-5||Marked in all navy blue colour with "660'. See photo||New England Air Museum, CT (USA)||Static|
|-||BuNo: 079593||F6F-5||In US Navy markings CDR Jimmy Flatley (See photo)||Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum/USS Yorktown, Mt. Pleasant, SC (USA). See also Hellcat page of the museum||Static|
|-||BuNo: 094203||F6F-5||Painted in the colours of CDR David McCampbell, the US Navy's leading ace 34 aerial kills and 20 on the ground. See photo||National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola NAS, FL (USA)||Static|
of Aviation Museum,
Mitchell Field, NY (USA)
On loan from US Marine Corps Museum
|-||BuNo: 094385||F6F-5||-||Museum of American Aircraft, Hayward, CA (USA)||Static|