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Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat

By Htam

2017_TAM_3530_D500.jpg@ Camarillo Airport, Camarillo, CA

August 2017

The Wings Over Camarillo Airshow had plenty of warbirds to see.  Here the CAF Bearcat rests in the post-show sunset light.  First flown in 1944, the war was over by the time Bearcats came into service.  This was the first aircraft type flown by the newly formed Blue Angels (1946).  They were used by several countries other than the US and were flown by the South Vietnamese Air Force until 1961.  The CAF Southern California Wing acquired the “Bearcat” in 1991.  Nikon D7100 w/18-200mm, processing with Aperture.

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat

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