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  • #31
    Re: Yes! The Chino Bearcat!

    Great. love Bearcats. I'm curious, who owns it?

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    • #32
      Re: Yes! The Chino Bearcat!

      Originally posted by supercub View Post
      Great. love Bearcats. I'm curious, who owns it?
      Permanent part of the Planes of Fame collection
      Reno from '99 to '22

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      • #33
        Re: Yes! The Chino Bearcat!

        Originally posted by GRNDP51 View Post
        Originally posted by supercub View Post
        Great. love Bearcats. I'm curious, who owns it?
        Permanent part of the Planes of Fame collection
        It is going to be painted as the Air Museum's original Bearcat was, in honor of Ed Maloney.
        Last edited by Lon Moer; 06-20-2020, 11:35 AM.
        remember the Oogahonk!

        old school enthusiast of Civiltary Warbirds and Air Racers

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        • #34
          Re: Yes! The Chino Bearcat!

          I was wondering how the scheme was going to be determined. Tribute to Ed Maloney, that's great.

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          • #35
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            What happened to the museum's original Bearcat?

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            • #36
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              Originally posted by supercub View Post
              What happened to the museum's original Bearcat?
              F8F registry

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              • #37
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                Chino 8-28-1972... Harold Beal in P-51 with Corky Fornoff in ex-Maloney F8F N4995V....

                (warbirdregistry) Ed Maloney/The Air Museum, Claremont, CA (later Chino, CA), 1957-1972

                Harold "Bubba" Beal & Charles "Chubb" Smith/B & S Advertising Inc, Knoxville, TN, 1972-1998.

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                • #38
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                  First official debut fully finished.

                  Steve Hinton in the Bearcat and Steven Hinton in Tom Cruise's Mustang.
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                  remember the Oogahonk!

                  old school enthusiast of Civiltary Warbirds and Air Racers

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                  • #39
                    Re: Yes! The Chino Bearcat!

                    Thanks Lon,

                    Great your keeping this thread going.

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                    • #40
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                      Some air to air footage of the POF Bearcat!



                      https://youtu.be/ro7VczZ31P4
                      Random Air Blog

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                      • #41
                        Re: Yes! The Chino Bearcat!

                        Originally posted by sledge39 View Post
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                        Chino 8-28-1972... Harold Beal in P-51 with Corky Fornoff in ex-Maloney F8F N4995V....

                        (warbirdregistry) Ed Maloney/The Air Museum, Claremont, CA (later Chino, CA), 1957-1972

                        Harold "Bubba" Beal & Charles "Chubb" Smith/B & S Advertising Inc, Knoxville, TN, 1972-1998.

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                        The ex POF Bearcat was sold by Beal/Smith’s estate in 1981 and joined the Fighter Collection . It has been airworthy in the UK ever since . That 1998 number is just a paperwork figure . It is now G-RUMM.

                        Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat G-RUMM | The Fighter Collection STATUS: Airworthy LOCATION: IWM, Duxford OWNER: The Fighter Collection ROLE: Fighter BUILT: 1948 LENGTH: 28 ft 3 in (8.61 m) WINGSPAN: 35 ft 10 in (10.92 m) ENGINE: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-30W two-row
                        Last edited by John H; 01-07-2022, 08:59 AM.

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                        • #42
                          Re: Yes! The Chino Bearcat!

                          Originally posted by John H View Post
                          The ex POF Bearcat was sold by Beal/Smith?s estate in 1981 and joined the Fighter Collection . It has been airworthy in the UK ever since . That 1998 number is just a paperwork figure . It is now G-RUMM.

                          https://warbirdaviation.co.uk/Profil...er-collection/
                          This is what the original Ed Maloney/Air Museum Bearcat looks like now.
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                          remember the Oogahonk!

                          old school enthusiast of Civiltary Warbirds and Air Racers

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                          • #43
                            Re: Yes! The Chino Bearcat!

                            My wife surprised me with this awesome Bearcat artwork (my favorite aircraft) for our anniversary after working with the artist for over a year!

                            A one minute video showing the features of this one of a kind functional sculpture by artist Dean Jackson. Dedicated to the Grumman F8F Bearcat aircraft, th...

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