F6F-5K Hellcat VU-1 UA15 Drone Oahu Hawaii By GIANNIS MITZAS

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat VU 1. UA15.radio controlled, Oahu Hawaii 

The Grumman F6F Hellcat was a US Navy fighter jet. Developed to replace the older F4F Wildcat. Although the F6F bears a family resemblance to the Wildcat, it was a completely new design powered by the 2,000 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800. Some called him the "brother of the Wildcat". The Hellcat and Vought F4U Corsair were the main US fighters in the second half of World War II. Hellcat proved to be the most successful aircraft in maritime history, destroying 5,171 aircraft while in service with the US Navy and US Navy (5,163 in the Pacific and eight more during the invasion of Southern France) and 52 with its Fleet. Royal Navy Air Arm during World War II. After World War II, the Hellcat aircraft was systematically abandoned by frontline service, but was eventually withdrawn in 1954 as a night fighter at complex degrees.

The post-war Hellcat was replaced by the F8F Bearcat which was smaller in size, had a more powerful engine and was more versatile. The F6F were used in secondary roles, including training. At the end of 1952, the Directed Missile Unit 90 used F6F-5K remotely-guided missiles that transported 2000 lb bombs to hit bridges in Korea. BOXER and were directed towards their target by a companion. AD Skyraider The F6F-5's were the first aircraft of the Navy's stunned Blue Angels.

  The F6F-5K Hellcat version had the following different from an F6F-5. two additional antennas, at the apex of the spindle. For radio aids. In addition, at the edge of the wings, pylons were installed for the additional mounting of external fuel tanks. The third feature. These are the very intense colors the retired fighters had at these degrees (VU-1 / VC Utility after 1946).

F6F-5K Hellcat Red Drone "With Cold War tensions rising and everyone fearing the Russians would invade America, the US Navy began the search for surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles. missiles were taking drones into the sky for practical purposes, mainly from Point Mugu Naval Station in Ventura County.

On August 16, 1956, a Grumman F6F-5K drone sat in one of its corridors painted in bright red for greater visibility. At 11:34 am, the radio controllers took it to the shore and sent it south to the Pacific Ocean so that the navy ships. They could shoot it down. This particular F6F-5K. It got out of control and dodged pores. It directs me, Los Angeles. Although they pursued the Northrop F-89D Scorpions.

        Giannis Mitzas