During the elebenty hours I spent at O’Hare Airport today, I did have the fortune to run into at least one thing that weighs more than me.
As you can see from the plaque (that also serves as a unique format for a “selfie”) this is an F4F-3 Wildcat. This single seat, fighter flew during WWII and was later used primarily for training missions. It also served as blog fodder and consolation prize for having spent nearly 2 lifetimes at the airport today.
And here’s the specs:
Length: 28 ft. 9 in.
Height: 9 ft. 2 in.
Wingspan 38 ft.
Weight Empty: 5342 lbs.
Gross Weight with Fuel/Ammo 7002 lbs.
Max Weight: 8,152 lbs.
Conclusion: This WWII fighter plane weighs more (and has been at the airport slightly longer) than me.
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