Aeroplane Monthly 1993-02
M.O'Leary - Gulfhawk 4th
Steve Hinton displays Bearcat NL3025 Gulfhawk 4th on its fourth test flight, on July 28, 1992. Owner and restorer Elmer Ward has had the fuselage modified to house a second seat behind the pilot; provision has also been made for a second set of controls.
Magnificently restored Grumman G-58A Bearcat Gulfhawk 4th, painted in the distinctive Gulf Oil house colours
The Bearcat, seen here with its cowlings off, is powered by a 2,100h.p. 18-cylinder two-row Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine.
Elmer Ward in front of his stunning Grumman Bearcat Gulfhawk 4th.
Hinton displays the Bearcat with its undercarriage down. A powerful, compact fighter, the type never saw combat with the American services.
Elmer Ward cranks the R-2800 into life for the first time at Chino on July 25, 1992.