Grumman F8F Bearcat MLD

In 1947 bought three ex Royal Navy aircraft carriers. They were named Karel Doorman, Isaac Sweers and Abraham van der Hulst.

To equip the carriers the Dutch Naval Aviation service (MLD) bought 60 Grumman Bearcats. The Bearcats were used until they were replaced by the North American Fury in 1950.

Last updated: 23/12/2019