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Grumman F3F-2 (MSFS)

Grumman F3F-2 (MSFS)

Grumman F3F-2 (MSFS)

Grumman F3F-2 Carrier BiPlane Fighter

SIZE (Mb) 1.17 GB
PUBLISHER Aeroplane Heaven (MORE)
Price: $28.95
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Wright Cyclone engines powered the XF3F-2 prototype, which flew at 255 mph and had a service ceiling of 33,800 feet in 1936. In 1937, the US Navy ordered 81 Grumman F3F-2s. As a result of problems with the design program for upcoming new monoplane fighters, the F3F's useful career was "extended" in 1938, resulting in the production of the F3F-3. These machines were virtually identical to the F3F-2, with the exception of a few minor aerodynamic improvements.

"The Flying Barrel" was a popular nickname for the F3F-2, which pilots loved because it was fast, powerful, and agile. A perfect three-pointer could be achieved at a variety of speeds and weights with the aeroplane's snap rolls, tight turns and loops.

The wings of an F3F did not come off, according to one brave test pilot who flew it at 400 mph.

In the early days of World War II, the Grummans became the primary fighters of the US Navy and Marine Corps' front-line squadrons.

The complex action retracting undercarriage and 'tubby' fuselage of the new breed of ship-borne fighters, the legendary F4F Wildcats, would find their way into the design of the aircraft.

At the start of World War II, there were still 140 F3Fs on squadron strength, and they remained in use as combat trainers until as late as 1943.

Around the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Grumman F4F Wildcat, a new generation of monoplane ship-board fighters, replaced the "Flying Barrel". Major Alford "Al" Williams, head of aviation for Gulf Oil Company and well-known aerobatic display pilot, commissioned a custom-built Grumman F3F-1 in 1936. As a Gulf Oil (and Grumman) demonstrator, the plane flew at air shows and military displays across the United States prior to World War II.

The plane's aerobatic prowess, speed, and strength were clearly on display. The Cyclone's 1000 hp version was used. Thus, the plane was kept in service until 1948 when Williams flew it to Washington D.C. where it would be re-homed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Included in this package is the Gulfhawk II, which would be a fantastic starter for the Reno Races.

In this set, you will find a variety of pre-war fighter squadron liveries.

Innovative features

  • All-new high-fidelity models, including rivets and overlapping panels that have been modelled in great detail.
  • Detailed plans and drawings are used to construct stunning exterior and interior models.
  • Many bespoke animations and effects are included in the cockpit is authentic design.
  • Realistic "pillowing" of metal surfaces is included in all PBR materials and textures.
  • Figure depicting an actual US military pilot in action
  • animated and realistic operation of the vehicle's undercarriage
  • A cartridge or electric start is available as an option.
  • highly accurate flight dynamics and performance based on real flight tests.
  • The "WWise Hi-Fidelity" sound package has been specifically authored.
  • Tail-dragger performance can be "ironed out" with a unique code.

You will find a variety of pre-war fighter squadron liveries.

  • BU1033 of the VF-6s deploys to the "WASP"
  • "ENTERPRISE" is home to VF-6 BU0986.
  • "LEXINGTON" VF-4 BU0810 was on board.
  • On board the "SARATOGA," VMF-2 BU0976
  • The US Navy trained fighter pilots from 1942
  • Military unit BU0972, United States Air Corps
  • "Al" Williams' "GulfHawk II"


  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10
  • Flight Simulator is the latest version.
  • RAM: a minimum of 2+ GB (free)
  • 1.85 gigabytes of storage space on the hard drive
  • Sorry no refunds