RON DUPAS PHOTO
No. 348. Grumman G-58 F8F-2 Bearcat (N618F c/n D.1122) "Great Pumpkin"
Photographed at Van Nuys, California, USA, December 1971
"...Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Bu121748 (manufacturers number D.1122)
was accepted by the US Navy on 20/09/48 and served until January 1,
1957 when it was put up for disposal.... (later) it raced as No.7 in
the Reno Air Races.... It arrived in France the December 24,
1999.... (and) is now based at Annemasse, France near Geneva, Switserland.... (It) is now
one of the two only Bearcat in flying condition in Europe...."
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