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Grumman, the people that made the planes 12 SEPT 2010

Tue May 22, 2007 12:19 pm

These photographs came from the Archives at Grumman Memorial Park Calverton, Long Island, New York and The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, Long Island. My friend Leo Polaski spent many long hours scanning these........a right click and save will give you photo info. I hope everyone enjoys these

These photographs do not belong to me, they belong to the respective Museums ALL permission to use these photographs in publications MUST be obtained from the Museums, I ONLY have permission to post here as long as no profit is obtained by me.




INDEX

page 1 JF DUCKS
JRF GOOSE
XTBF AVENGER
TBF AVENGERS

page 2 NONE

page 3 GG-1
SF-1

page 4 XSBF-1
XF2F-1
F3F

page 5 XF4F
MARTLETS
F4F WILDCATS

page 6 GULFHAWKS

page 7 XP-50

page 8 FF-1
XF6F HELLCATS

page 9 XF5F SKYROCKETS
F6F HELLCATS

page 10 XF7F TIGERCAT
JRF GOOSE
GRUMMAN WORKERS

page 11 F7F TIGERCATS

page 12 LINDBERGH
F8F BEARCATS

page 13 DZUS FASTENING DEVICES
XF9F PANTHERS
F9F PANTHERS

page 14 F9F PANTHERS
F9F COUGARS

page 15 F9F COUGARS
F11 TIGER

page 16 F14 TOMCATS

page 17 A6A INTRUDERS
S-2 TRACKERS
OV-1 MOHAWKS

page 18 ROOSEVELT FIELD LINY

page 19 more ROOSEVELT FIELD photographs

page 20 AIR ENGINEERING CORP
AMERICAN AERO
ACADEMY OF AERONAUTICS
AERO TRADES
AGWAM

page 21 AMERICAN AERO SUPPLY HOUSE
AVIATION COUNTRY CLUB
AVIATION HIGH SCHOOL
BELLMORE
BREWSTER
CHANCE VOUGHT
COLUMBIA AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS

page 22 DADE PACKING

page 23 EARLY LONG ISLAND AIRCRAFT
EDO FLOATS

page 24 FAIRCHILD

PAGE 25 FLOYD BENNET FIELD
FLUSHING AIRPORT

page 26 GENERAL AIRCRAFT
GYRODYNE

page 27 HAZELHURST FIELD
HEINRICH
IRELAND
ISLIP
KIRKHAM
KELLET
LIBERTY
LEONING

page 28 LEONING cont.
MISSLES
MITCHEL FIELD

page 29 MITCHEL FIELD
NASSUA BLVD AIRPORT
NORTH BEACH AIRPORT
POSTERS
RANGER AIRCRAFT ENGINES
REPUBLIC
SEVERSKY

page 30 REPUBLIC P-47 THUNDERBOLTS

page 31 ROCKAWAY
ROOSEVELT FLYING SERVICE

page 32 SIKORSKY
SPERRY
SUFFORK COUNTY AIR FORCE BASE
US COAST GUARD----- Semper Paratus
VOUGHT

page 33 GRUMMAN DUCKS

page 34 GRUMMAN AVENGERS

page 35 GRUMMAN AVENGERS
GRUMMAN SF-1
GRUMMAN XSBF-1
GRUMMAN F2F
GRUMMAN F3F

page 36 GRUMMMAN MARTLET
GRUMMAN WILDCATS
GRUMMAN XP-50
GRUMMAN HELLCATS

page 37 GRUMMAN HELLCATS
PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR MUSEUM

page 38 PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR MUSEUM
ELGIN AFB
HURLBURT FIELD, fla

page 39 GRUMMAN HELLCATS

page 40 F5F SKYROCKETS
F7F TIGERCATS

page 42 F8F BEARCATS

page 43 F9F PANTHERS

page 44 F9F PANTHERS

page 45 F9F COUGARS

page 46 F9F COUGARS

page 47 F-14's
Grumman Plants

PAGE 48 Grumman Plants

PAGE 49 Grumman Employees

PAGE 50 Grumman Employees


KEEP LOOKING ANYTIME I ADD PICTURES THE DATE AT THE TOP WILL CHANGE


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Last edited by armyjunk2 on Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:10 pm, edited 159 times in total.

Tue May 22, 2007 12:45 pm

Amazing photos, particularly the last one! Notice the pilot is using both hands to keep the airplane level. :shock:

Gary

Tue May 22, 2007 1:01 pm

retroaviation wrote:Amazing photos, particularly the last one! Notice the pilot is using both hands to keep the airplane level. :shock:

Gary


And both feet I bet!

Tue May 22, 2007 1:55 pm

Thanks for sharing these photos. Too much of our history is lost because of companys going out of business and and nobody caring about their archives.
Jim

Tue May 22, 2007 2:16 pm

Fan-freakin' tastic. I love the pic of the "factory model", and that last pic... the only other plane to lose that much wing and still fly is an F-15, so far as I know.

Thank you SO much for posting all these Grumman pics, they are most definitely appreciated!!!

Lynn

Tue May 22, 2007 2:25 pm

Wow! Thanks for posting these. :D

I have always been interested in the Avenger's interior; specifically the radio/belly gunner's position. These really help!

Tue May 22, 2007 2:39 pm

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Tue May 22, 2007 2:51 pm

Great photos. Love the one with the Wildcat for scale. Any ID on the carriers?

Speaking of wing-loss, wasn't there a C-47 that lost most of the wing outboard of the nacelle in a collision, but still managed to land? I thought I read that somewhere...

Chris

Tue May 22, 2007 3:07 pm

Belleau Wood on the top picture with the TBM's with the hook down, none for bottom pic with the plane over the side, remember a right click and save will give you some info

Tue May 22, 2007 3:14 pm

Truly excellent - thanks for taking the time to post them. Got more and/or other Grumman products?!

EDIT - I see your Goose posting now - excellent! I love the list you have - hope you have some F11F Tiger pics as well :-)

Enjoy the Day! Mark

Tue May 22, 2007 3:35 pm

Great photo's, thanks for posting them. Any British FAA a/c amongst them?
Dave

Tue May 22, 2007 3:42 pm

I'm using a Mac, so no right clicking for me :rolleyes: Is there another way?

Also, it can't be the Belleau Wood. The ship in the pic with the "hooks down" is definitely an Essex class CV, while Belleau Wood was an Independence class CVL.

The pic with the TBF catching the wire on the deck could be Belleau Wood, because that appears to be an Independence class.

The one hanging over the side is a CVE, but not sure which one.


Chris

Tue May 22, 2007 4:17 pm

Chris, I'm only copying what on the pic, thanks for catching the mistakes and sorry i have no ideas on the Mac thing....

GRUMMAN XTBF-1and TBF 1 Avenger,big post

Tue May 22, 2007 4:23 pm

Quite a collection of rare photos.I've been involved with TBM's since 1963 and have only seen two or three of these pictures.Any idea as to the function of the bicycle handbrake type handle clamped to the control column on the mockup of the cockpit in photo #7450? I've seen the last picture with a large section of the left wing missing before,but hadn't noticed the flattened portion of the vertical fin extension aft of the turret.Strangely,the way that its flattened look like the blast effect came from the right side.I've never seen any info on how much longer this airplane remained controlable and airborne.Any info on that Jack? Anyone?

Tue May 22, 2007 4:59 pm

i recognize the clipped wing damage pic, but have never seen the others. are the others previously unpublished????
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