Performance Figures on Grumman Hellcat
THE newest fighter plane of the Navy and Marine Corps, the Grumman Hellcat, in its short combat career already has established itself as one of the world's most effective military aircraft. It is definitely in the 400 mile-an-hour speed class. This speed compares favorably with that of any plane in active service in any air force. It is much faster than the fastest Japanese type now operating against the Hellcat.
Other significant performance figures of the Hellcat, which was designed and built since Pearl Harbor, are:
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