Hellcat?

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We spent the weekend in SW Michigan and went to a pancake breakfast Sunday at a local grass-field airport where there was a fly-in. I'm pretty sure this is a Hellcat, 1 of 3 that flew in for the day.
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Thanks for ID, and a couple more images

Thanks for the fast ID. Here's another shot of the same plane, and another unidentified plane.

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89 is an SNJ, Navy version of the AT-6 trainer. You can usually see the model on the tail fin or rudder for USA military A/C. 421 appears to be a Harvard, which is what the Canadian version of the AT-6 was called.
 
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89 is an SNJ, Navy version of the AT-6 trainer. You can usually see the model on the tail fin or rudder for USA military A/C. 421 appears to be a Harvard, which is what the Canadian version of the AT-6 was called.
Thanks for the ID, Baywing. It was an interesting group of planes, most of which I saw in the air as they left, before we got there. I'll have to get there earlier next year to get some close-ups, and will bring along the 300 f4, too.

Here's a crop taken with the 17-55:
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Hate to rain on Baywing's parade, but the #89 isn't an SNJ... It is a SNV, which is the Naval version of the Vultee BT-13/15 Valiant primary trainer of WWII.
421 is indeed SOME kind of T-6/SNJ/Harvard variant.
 
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Hate to rain on Baywing's parade, but the #89 isn't an SNJ... It is a SNV, which is the Naval version of the Vultee BT-13/15 Valiant primary trainer of WWII.
421 is indeed SOME kind of T-6/SNJ/Harvard variant.
Thanks for the clarification scooter22. Three of these flew in formation over the house on their way in that morning, flying quite low as we were less than a mile from the airfield.
 
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