The Fighter Collection - Grumman F8F Bearcat

April 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Since I began attending Duxford regularly around 2001, The Fighter Collection (TFC) has operated over 30 different warbirds which I have enjoyed  photographing at numerous airshows, particularly their own annual Flying Legends show. It has been a pleasure to observe the largest and most dynamic collection of historic aircraft in Europe constantly evolving as it restores, maintains and presents these 'planes to the public.


This is the first of a series of galleries in which I will document The Fighter Collection, with a gallery for each aeroplane. I'm intending these will be evolving galleries with about 10 pictures in each, which may change over time as I capture new images or uncover forgotten ones from the past.


First up is the Grumman F8F Bearcat, a founding and longest serving member of the collection. Brian Smith beats-up Old Warden in the Bearcat at the Shuttleworth Fly Navy Airshow in 2016


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