Boeing F4B-4


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  Base model:F4B
  Equivalent to: P-12 P12P-12
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1922-1962
  Basic role:Fighter

  Length: 20' 1" 6.1 m
  Height:9' 4" 2.8 m
  Wingspan: 30' 9.1 m
  Empty Weight: 2,354 lb 1,069 kg
  Gross Weight: 3,605 lb 1,637 kg
  Max Weight: 3,611 lb 1,639 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1340-16
  Horsepower (each): 550


Known serial numbers
9226 / 9263, 9719, A-8912 / A-8920, A-9009 / A-9053

Examples of this type may be found at
National Air and Space MuseumWashingtonDist of Col
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida
San Diego Aerospace MuseumSan DiegoCalifornia
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial ParkMobileAlabama

F4B-4 on display

National Air and Space Museum

National Museum of Naval Aviation


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05/28/2011 @ 19:14 [ref: 38830]
 David G. Small
 Inverness, FL
I am a radio control flier and build my airplanes.
I am about to start on a biplane that looks exactly like the F4B-4 and would like to make it a close replica.
Would you be able to give me the color schemes of some of the actual Navy aircraft, and perhaps insignia designs of squadrons?
It would help me keep the plane close to thew real thing.

Dave Small
02/04/2001 @ 18:24 [ref: 1546]
 Arthur Schwacke
 Oakland, NJ

I had the pleasure of visiting your aircraft restoration shop while doing some research on a Grumman F4B, that a very close friend of mine flew while at Pensacola in the 1930`s. I found the aircraft under a great deal of plastic sheeting. With the aid of the mechanic in charge, (who`s name escapes me), we uncovered the insignia and name of my old buddy. The name of Hal Salut with the enlisted mans insignia of a Chief Petty Officer.

I would like to know if the aircraft displayed in your web site is that airplane.

For yuor information Harold Salut passed away just about a year ago in Bemidji, Minnesota.

There is a Petenpole airplane that he built as a young man,and later found and restored in a museum at Fargo, North Dakota.

If you are interested I have a photo of Hal flying the Grumman and also a painted portrait of him with the plane in the background.

Please let me know if this is THE airplane.

Thanks so very much,

Arthur Schwacke
120 Seminole Avenue
Oakland, N.J. 07436-2923

01/29/2001 @ 23:44 [ref: 1495]


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