X-Plane 9.70 – F6F-5 Hellcat 1.3. The Grumman F6F Hellcat was a carrier-based fighter aircraft conceived to replace the earlier F4F Wildcat. The Hellcat was an erstwhile rival of the faster Vought F4U Corsair for use as a carrier based fighter. Hellcats were credited with destroying 5223 aircraft while in service with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Royal Navys Fleet Air Arm. This was more than any other Allied naval aircraft. Postwar, the Hellcat was phased out of frontline service, but remained in service as late as 1954 as a night fighter. This a modified version of Fabrice Kauffmanns F6F-5 uploaded with his permission. By Vasco Ribeiro.