FF-1

Nicknamed “Fifi(a play on its FF-1 designation), the airplane was produced by Grumman, the same company that eventually developed the F-14 Tomcat of TOPGUN fame.  Its metal fuselage, enclosed cockpit canopy and retractable landing gear were innovative for the early 1930s.  Discovered in a junkyard in Nicaragua, the museum’s airplane is an export version of the FF-1.