Leroy Grumman and the F-6F Hellcat

October 2, 1985 – July 4, 1988

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Special Exhibitions, Gallery 104, 1st Floor, West Wing Floor Plan

A newly-restored F-6F Hellcat, displayed on a simulated carrier deck, is the centerpiece of this exhibition highlighting aircraft and spacecraft developed under the supervision of Leroy Grumman. Also, models of other Grumman aircraft, such as the Seaplane, the Ag-Cat, and the 1st Grumman plane the XFF1.

Two films are shown continuously in the exhibition: one about Leroy Grumman's career; and the other showing scenes of Hellcat operations in the Pacific, flight testing, and a wartime aircraft-production line.