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New Wreck : F8F-2 Bearcat (Imperial Beach — 60 fsw)

Tyler Stalter discovers a new wreck, likely the F8F-2 Bearcat near Imperial Beach with poor visibility conditions. The cockpit and engine areas of the wreck are visible, aiding in its identification as a Bearcat variant. The wreck is partially buried in sand, making photogrammetry challenging but allowing for a probable identification of F8F-2 Bureau Number 121705 by comparing features like the rear cockpit with historical records.

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