Grumman F6F Hellcat
Length: 33 ft 7 in
Wingspan: 42 ft 10 in
Weight: 14,250 lb (maximum)
Vmax = 376 mph
range: 1,090 mi
engine: Pratt and Whitney R-2800-10 Double Wasp with 2,000 HP
Later models had water injection and output rose to 2,200 HP
armament: 6 .50 caliber Browning machine guns, rockets, bombs
The Hellcat was responsible for destroying Japanese air power in the Pacific. This one aircraft type purportedly destroyed 6,000 Japanese aircraft. It was called the "ace maker" by Naval aviators. The top scoring Navy pilot, David McCampbell, flew this aircraft and had a total of 34 kills. Its main advantages over its nemesis, the Zero, were armament, armor, and speed in a dive. She was also known for being easy to handle around the boat and saving her pilots. In a crash, the structure tended to break around the pilot, often leaving them unscathed. This was the aircraft that earned Grumman the nickname "The Ironworks." She's one of the greatest fighters that has ever graced the U.S. arsenal. One Hellcat pilot quipped, "If she could cook, I'd marry her."
Thanks to http://www.angelfire.com/fm/compass/F6F.htm
for most of this information, and www.daveswarbirds.com for the picture.