Grumman XF5F-1 'Skyrocket'


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  Base model:F5F
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1922-1962
  Basic role:Fighter

  Length: 27' 0" 8.2 m
  Height:11' 4" 3.4 m
  Wingspan: 40' 0" 12.1 m
  Gross Weight: 8,671 lb 3,932 kg

  Powerplant: Wright XR-1820-40/42
  Horsepower (each): 1200

  Max Speed: 350 mph 563 km/h 304 kt
  Ceiling: 32,000 ft 9,753 m

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Recent comments by our visitors
 Bristol, AZ
Just dug my old skyrocket out the loft and in the process of converting it to electric,
It used to have two OS25FSR in it swinging 10X4 props back in 1979, The wing span is 68 weight proximally 10lbs

12/06/2015 @ 08:18 [ref: 69347]
 Kevin Hines
 , NY
Cannot be an XF5F anywhere- Grumman only made one, and it was scrapped after a landing gear failure.
05/20/2015 @ 09:08 [ref: 69099]
 Buffalo, MO
the Grumman XF5F-1 is a great excersize in design and correct only in the snub nose version
variance in design after the original just don't measure up to the original.(personal opinion)
since the days of the Blackhawk Squadron of the early 50's this has long been one of my favorite aircraft, along with the F4U-5/F2G Corsair.
there is one real XF5F-1 in the wright /Patterson Air Force museum in Dayton Ohio. a must see Museum.
07/22/2012 @ 04:43 [ref: 63813]
 Kevin Hines
 , NY
Pic of P-50 is correct- note downward curve and rounded sides to nose ahead of cockpit. Long-nose X5F5F has flat sides to nose and flatter topline-more chisel-shaped.
07/27/2010 @ 18:46 [ref: 28410]
 bernie rosenberg
 , NY
this is for people who grew up during ww2. the skyrocket was the plane that was depicted in the comic book featuring a character named "BLACKHAWK". he was the leader of a band of international pilots who fought the nazis. thet came from holland,england & other allied countries. how many out there remember this?
11/20/2007 @ 15:08 [ref: 18606]
 Gary Wolfe
 Tucson, AZ
I agree. The photo claiming to be XP-50 has a shorter and blunter nose than the photo I uploaded of the XP-50 page from Lloyd S. Jones "U.S. Fighters".
03/05/2007 @ 16:21 [ref: 15779]
 Windsor, ON
To those who think there is a picturs of an XP-50... you are wrong... The nose of all these planes is not long enough. The XP-50 had a tricycle landing gear which required an even longer nose than those pictured here.
10/18/2005 @ 23:12 [ref: 11511]
 Marc Dornep
 Chillicothe, OH
Im modeling a Skyrocket for Flight Simulator 2004 and Im having a problem with a few details of the model. One issue is with the dive brakes, I have only see dive brakes on the Skyrocket in scale model kits...never in a photo of the Skyrocket. My second issue is with the tail wheel, I read somewhere that it retracts....however I've never seen a photo of the Skyrocket in flight with the tail wheel retracted. If anyone has any info that could help out, you can email me or reply on this board.

05/17/2005 @ 21:22 [ref: 10247]
 Sydney, OTH
In Reference to a flying model - Cleveland Model and Supply Company make a Plan Set, I haven\'t seen it but here is their website, browse to World War 2 Aircraft to find the entry

05/16/2005 @ 15:42 [ref: 10230]
 , OTH
The "Skyrocket"is an interesting airplane so I will start to build it as an modelplane.Your webside was very useful for doing this, thanks.
03/06/2004 @ 04:47 [ref: 6913]


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