Title: Grumman F8F Bearcat

The Grumman F8F Bearcat was the ultimate carrier-based piston-engined fighter and first flew in 1944.  Too late to see active service in WW2, it remained in production until 1949 and saw service with US Navy Reserve units until the late 50’s. It is probably more well known for it’s exploits at the Reno Air Races.

To maximise value, this title includes the flight manual for the F8F Bearcat, plus a flight manual for it’s larger twin-engined brother the F7F Tigercat. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the F8F-1, F8F-1B, F8F-1N, F8F-2, F8F-2N, and F8F-2P aircraft, AN 01-85FD-1, dated 1 Dec 49 with approx. 118 pages.
  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the F7F-1N, F7F-2N, F7F-3 and F7F-3N aircraft, AN 01-85FA-1, dated 1 May 46 with approx. 109 pages.