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Grumman F7F Tigercat                                                                                                           

        1943
–Grumman–Grumman-
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat                                                                     Photo source: Flickr, AV8NLVR
 
Data for: F7F-3
 
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
740 km/h
(460 mph)
Length:
Type:
fighter aircraft Range: 1.950 km
(1.220 mi)
Span:
Description:
first twin-engined fighter for US Navy Ferry range:
3.700 km
(2.300 mi)
Height:
First flight:
1943 Ceiling: 12.405 m
(40.400 ft)    
Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb:
23 m/s
(4.530 ft/min)
Number built:
13,83 m
(45 ft 4 in)   
15,70 m
(51 ft 6 in)
5,05 m
(16 ft 7 in)
11.670 kg
(25.720 lb)
    364
(total F7F)
Engines:
2 x P&W R-2800 Double Wasp radial engines
                                                          
Power:
2 x 1.566 kW (2 x 2.100 HP)
       
Armament:      
Guns: 4 x 12,7 mm (0,50 in) and 4 x 20 mm (0,79 in)       

  Bombs: 2 x 454 kg (1.000 lb);   1 Torpedo  
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Airwar

 

 

Grumman F7F-2N / 3P / 4N Tigercat

        1944
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat  
Data for: F7F-4N
 
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
740 km/h
(460 mph)
Length:
Type:
night fighter (2N,4N), photo-recon.(3P)
Range: 1.950 km
(1.220 mi)
Span:
Description:
additional seat for radar operator
Ferry range:
3.700 km
(2.300 mi)
Height:
First flight:
1944 (F7F-2N)
Ceiling: 12.405 m
(40.400 ft)    
Max weight:
Crew:
2
Rate of climb:
23 m/s
(4.530 ft/min)
Number built:
13,83 m
(45 ft 4 in)        
15,70 m
(51 ft 6 in)
5,05 m
(16 ft 7 in)
11.670 kg
(25.720 lb)
66 (2N),
61 (3P),    
Engines:
2 x P&W R-2800 Double Wasp radial engines                                                             
Power: 2 x 1.566 kW (2 x 2.100 HP)  
Armament:     
Guns: 4 x 12,7 mm (0,50 in) and 4 x 20 mm (0,79 in);   
  Bombs: 2 x 454 kg (1.000 lb); 1 Torpedo  
13 (4N)
More info / sources:
Warbirddepot
Aviastar

 

 

Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat

        1945
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat                                                                Photo source: Northrop Grumman  
   
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
740 km/h
(460 mph)
Length:
Type:
night fighter aircraft
Range: 1.930 km
(1.200 mi)
Span:
Description:
night fighter version with radar radome
Ferry range:
3.700 km
(2.300 mi)
Height:
First flight:
1945
Ceiling: 12.405 m
(40.400 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
2
Rate of climb:
23 m/s
(4.530 ft/min)
Number built:
14,27 m
(46 ft 10 in)        
15,70 m
(51 ft 6 in)
5,05 m
(16 ft 7 in)
11.690 kg
(25.720 lb)
  60 (total
F7F: 364)  
Engines:
2 x P&W R-2800 Double Wasp radial engines                                       
More info:
Power:
2 x 1.566 kW (2 x 2.100 HP) Sources:
Armament:  
Guns: 4 x 20 mm (0,79 in)                
     
Airwar
Rand McNally Encyclop.
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990



Grumman F7F-2D Tigercat

        1947
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F7F-2D Tigercat                                                                               Photo source: Airwar.ru  
   
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
677 km/h
(416 mph) Length:
Type:
drone control aircraft
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
fitted with F8F windshield behind the cockpit
Ferry range:
2.880 km
(1.790 mi) Height:
First flight:
1947
Ceiling: 11.000 m (36.090 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
2
Rate of climb:
21,3 m/s
(4.194 ft/min) Number built:
13,83 m
(45 ft 4 in)   
15,70 m
(51 ft 6 in)
5,05 m
(16 ft 7 in)
10.730 kg
(23.655 lb)
    few

Engines:
2 x P&W R-2800 Double Wasp radial engines                                                               
Power:
2 x 1.566 kW (2 x 2.100 HP)  
Armament:    
Guns: 4 x 12,7 mm (0,50 in) and 4 x 20 mm (0,79 in);         
  Bombs: 2 x 454 kg (1.000 lb); 1 Torpedo  
More info / sources:
Airwar
Uswarplanes

 

 

Grumman F8F Bearcat

        1944
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat
 
Data for: F8F-2
 
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
730 km/h
(455 mph) Length:
Type:
naval fighter aircraft
Range: 1.778 km
(1.105 mi) Span:
Description:
company's final piston engined fighter
Ferry range:
NA . Height:
First flight:
1944
Ceiling: 12.436 m (40.800 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb:
32 m/s
(6.300 ft/min) Number built:
8,61 m
(28 ft 3 in)    
10,92 m
(35 ft 10 in)
4,21 m
(13 ft 9 in)
6.105 kg
(13.460 lb)
    1.266

Engine:
1 x P&W R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine                                                            

Power:       1 x 1.678 kW (1 x 2.250 HP)  
Armament:       
Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0.79 in)                     
  Bombs: 454 kg (1.000 lb)  
  Rockets: 4 x 127 mm (4 x 5 in)  

More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Airwar
 


 

Grumman F8F-2 Rare Bear

        1969
Grumman F8F Rare Bear  
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F8F-2 Rare Bear
 
   
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
869 km/h
(540 mph) Length:
Type:
racer
Range: NA
  Span:
Description:
highly-modified Grumman F8F Bearcat that
Ferry range:
NA   Height:

dominated Reno Air Races Ceiling: NA   Gross weight:
First flight: 1969 Rate of climb:
32,6 m/s
(6.426 ft/min)   
Number built:
Crew: 1        
8,61 m
(28 ft 3 in)    
9,30 m
(30 ft 6 in)
4,21 m
(13 ft 10 in)
4.990 kg  
(11.000 lb)
1

More info /sources:
Engine:               
1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W                                                        

Power:       1 x 4.000+ HP (1 x 2.983+ kW)  
Armament:      
none  
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Warbird Depot

 

 

Grumman F9F Panther

        1947
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F9F-2 Panther                                                                                      
Data for: F9F-2
 
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
925 km/h
(575 mph) Length:
Type:
carrier based fighter aircraft
Range: 2.092 km
(1.300 mi) Span:
Description:
manufacturer's first jet fighter Ferry range:
NA . Height:
First flight:
1947
Ceiling: 13.600 m (44.600 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb:
26,1 m/s (5.140 ft/min) Number built:
11,35 m
(37 ft 3 in)           
11,58 m
(38 ft 0 in)
3,73 m
(12 ft 2 in)
7.462 kg
(16.450 lb)
1.382  -
total Panther
Engine:
1 × Pratt & Whitney J42 turbojet
                                                              
Thrust:
1 x 26,5 kN (1 x 5.950 lbf)
 
Armament:
Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0,79 in)      

  Bombs: 907 kg (2.000 lb)
 
  Rockets: 6 x 127 mm (6 x 5 in)  
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Rand McNally Encyclop.
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990



Grumman F9F-5 Panther

        1949
Grumman F9F-5 Panther  
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F9F-5 Panther                                                       Photo source: Aviationheritagepark.com  
Data for: F9F-5  
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
932 km/h
(579 mph) Length:
Type:
carrier based fighter aircraft
Range: 2.092 km
(1.300 mi) Span:
Description:
F9F Panther version with longer fuselage
Ferry range:
NA . Height:
First flight:
1949
Ceiling: 13.045 m 42.800 ft)   Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb:
NA

Number built:
11,84 m
(39 ft 10 in)  
11,58 m
(38 ft 0 in)
3,73 m
(12 ft 2 in)
8.492 kg
(18.722 lb)
    616  
(F9F-5)
Engine:
1 × Pratt & Whitney J48 turbojet                                                               
Thrust:
1 x 27,8 kN (1 x 6.240 lbf)
 
Armament:       
Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0,79 in)                                         

  Bombs: 2 x 454 kg (2 x 1.000 lb)
 
  Rockets: 6 x 127 mm (6 x 5 in)  

More info / sources:
Aviastar
Airwar
 


 

Grumman F9F Cougar

        1951
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F9F-7 Cougar                                                                                   Photo source: US Navy
 
Data for: F9F-6  
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
1.135 km/h
(705 mph) Length:
Type:
carrier based fighter aircraft
Range: 1.500 km
(932 mi)
Span:
Description:
F9F Panther based with swept wing
Ferry range:
NA . Height:
First flight:
1951
Ceiling: 17.715 m (58.120 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb:
34,4 m/s 6.775 ft/min Number built:
12,47 m
(40 ft 11 in)          
10,52 m
(34 ft 6 in)
3,73 m
(12 ft 3 in)
9.526 kg
(21.000 lb)
  1.985 -
total Cougar
Engine:
1 × Pratt & Whitney J48 turbojet                                                              
Thrust:
1 x 32,2 kN (1 x 7.250 lbf)     
 
Armament:
Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0,79 in)
  Bombs: 2 x 454 kg (2 x 1.000 lb)  
  Rockets: 6 x 127 mm (6 x 5 in)  

More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Airwar
 

 

 

Grumman F9F-8 Cougar

        1953
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F9F-8 Cougar (RC model)                                                        Photo source: Dax M. Roman
 
Data for: F9F-8  
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
1.100 km/h
(690 mph) Length:
Type:
carrier based fighter aircraft
Range: 1.610 km
(1.000 mi) Span:
Description:
F9F-7 with fuselage stretch and radar radome
Ferry range:
NA . Height:
First flight:
1953
Ceiling: 15.240 m (50.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb:
29,2 m/s
(5.750 ft/min Number built:
12,98 m
(42 ft 7 in)         
10,52 m
(34 ft 6 in)
3,73 m
(12 ft 3 in)
11.232 kg
(24.763 lb)
601 F9F-8.
110 F9F-8P
Engine:
1 × Pratt & Whitney J48 turbojet                          
Thrust:            
1 x 32,2 kN (1 x 7.250 lbf)  
Armament:
Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0,79 in)                                                          
                                                    
  Bombs: 2 x 454 kg (2 x 1.000 lb)  
  Rockets: 6 x 127 mm (6 x 5 in)  
More info / sources:
Military Factory
Rand McNally Encyclop.
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990



Grumman F9F-8T (TF-9J) Cougar

        1956
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F9F-8T (TF-9J) Cougar                                              Photo source: Flickr, Ray Cunningham  
   
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
1.014 km/h
(630 mph) Length:
Type:
fighter-trainer aircraft
Range: 966 km
(600 mi) Span:
Description:
F9F Cougar final version
Ferry range:
NA . Height:
First flight:
1956
Ceiling: 15.240 m (50.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
2
Rate of climb:
24,4 m/s (4.800 ft/min) Number built:
13,54 m
(44 ft 5 in)
10,52 m
(34 ft 6 in)
3,73 m
(12 ft 3 in)
9.344 kg
(20.600 lb)
    377

Engine:
1 × Pratt & Whitney J48 turbojet                                 
Thrust:
1 x 32,2 kN (1 x 7.250 lbf)                                                                                  
Armament:      
Guns: 2 x 20 mm (2 x 0,79 in)  

  Bombs: 2 x 454 kg (2 x 1.000 lb)  
  Rockets: 6 x 127 mm (6 x 5 in)  

More info / sources:
Aviastar
Aero-web
 

 


Grumman F10F Jaguar

        1952
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F10F Jaguar                                                                                    Photo source: Airwar.ru
 
   
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
1.100 km/h
(710 mph) Length:
Type:
prototype fighter aircraft
Range: 2.670 km
(1.670 mi) Span (spread):
Description:
first swept-wing combat aircraft
Ceiling:
NA . Span (swept):
First flight:
1952
Rate of climb: NA   Height:
Crew:
1
Max weight:
16.080 kg
(35.450 lb) Number built:
17,01 m
(55 ft 9,6 in)
15,42 m
(50 ft 8 in)
11,17 m
(36 ft 8 in)
4,95 m
(16 ft 3 in)
    1

Engine:
1 x Westinghouse XJ40 turbojet                       
 
Thrust:           
1 x 30,2 kN (1 x 6.800 lbf)
                  
                                              
Armament: none

    
More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Aviastar


 

Grumman XF11F Tiger

        1954
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman XF11F Tiger                                                        Photo source: tailspintopics.blogspot.com  
Data for: XF11F
 
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
< Mach 1
         
Length:
Type:
carrier-based fighter aircraft
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
F11F prototype with very short nose
Ceiling:
NA . Height:
First flight:
1954
Rate of climb: NA . Max weight:
Crew:
1
Max weight:
NA
. Number built:
NA

9,64 m    
(31 ft 7,5 in)
3,90 m
(13 ft 10 in)
NA  

    3
prototypes
Engine:
1 x Wright J-65 nonafterburning turbojet                         
                  
More info / sources:
Thrust:              
1 x 33,3 kN (1 x 7.500 lbf) dry thrust


Armament: none
   
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Grumman F11F Tiger “short nose”

        1954
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F11F-1 Tiger "short nose"  
   
Manufacturer: 
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
1.207 km/h
(750 mph Length:
Type:
carrier based fighter aircraft
Range: 2.044 km
(1.270 mi) Span:
Description:
US Navy first operational supersonic aircraft
Ferry range:
NA   Height:
First flight:
1954
Ceiling: 16.700 m (54.800 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb:
83 m/s
(16.300 ft/min) Number built:
12,50 m
(41 ft 0 in)      
9,64 m
(31 ft 7,5 in)
3,90 m
(13 ft 10 in)
8.380 kg
(18.475 lb)
    200
(total F11F)
Engine:
1 x Wright J-65 turbojet                         
                           
                            
Thrust:             
1 x 33,8 kN (1 x 7.610 lbf) dry thrust



1 x 46,7 kN (1 x 10.500 lbf) with afterburner                      

    
Armament: Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0,79 in), 4 missiles
   

More info / sources:
Aviastar
Airwar

 

 

Grumman F11F Tiger “long nose”

        1954
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F11F-1 Tiger "long nose"                                         Photo source: Flickr, Vance V. Lessard
 
   
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
1.207 km/h
(750 mph) Length:
Type:
carrier based fighter aircraft
Range: 2.044 km
(1.270 mi) Span:
Description:
F11F long nose version
Ferry range:
NA

Height:
First flight:
1954
Ceiling: 16.700 m (54.800 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb:
83 m/s (16.300 ft/min) Number built:
13,69 m
(44 ft 11 in)      
9,64 m
(31 ft 7,5 in)
3,90 m
(13 ft 10 in)
10.921 kg
(24.078 lb)
    200
(total F11F)
Engine:
1 x Wright J-65 turbojet
More info:      
Thrust:             
1 x 33,8 kN (1 x 7.610 lbf) dry thrust
Sources: 
  1 x 46,7 kN (1 x 10.500 lbf) with afterburner  
Armament:
Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0,79 in) cannon, 4 missiles                                                     

Wikipedia
Jane's Encyclopedia of
Aviation, 
Crescent Books, 1993



Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger

        1955
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger                     Photo source: US Navy Naval Aviation News, Dec.1956
 
   
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
2.220 km/h
(1.380 mph) Length:
Type:
prototype fighter aircraft
Range: NA

Span:
Description:
F11F with larger air intakes and more power Ferry range:
NA   Height:
First flight:
1955
Ceiling: 21.060 m (70.870 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb:
NA

Number built:
14,86 m
(48 ft 9 in)       
9,64 m
(31 ft 7,5 in)
4,39 m
(14 ft 5 in)
11.833 kg
(26.087 lb)
    2

Engine:
1 x Wright J-79 turbojet
                         
Thrust:             
1 x 66,7 kN  (1 x 14.990 lbf) dry thrust
 
  1 x 71,1 kN (1 x 15.980 lbf) with afterburner  
Armament:
Guns: 4 x 20 mm (4 x 0,79 in), 4 missiles                                                                  
   

More info / sources:
Wikipedia
Airwar


 

Grumman 303E (mock up)

        1968
Grumman 303 mockup  
Aircraft on photo: Grumman 303E (mock up)                                                                Photo source: Steeljawscribe.com
 
   
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
Mach 2,2
      Length:
Type:
naval fighter
Range: NA

Span (spread):
Description:
mock-up of Grumman winning design for VFX fighter
Ferry range:
NA

Span (swept):

having single tail vs twin tail of the future F-14 Ceiling: NA   Height:
Completed: 1968 Rate of climb:
NA

Max weight:
Crew: 2       Number built:
19,20 m   
(63 ft 0 in)     
19,15 m
(62 ft 10 in)
11,46 m
(37 ft 7 in)
4,88 m
(16 ft 0 in)
NA

1 mock up  
Engines:           
2 × Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-412 turbofans
More info/sources:
Thrust:          
2 x 48 kN (2 x 10,750 lbf) dry thrust 
 
  2 x 82 kN (2 x 18,500 lbf) with afterburner
 
Armament:     
Gun: 1 x 20 mm (1 x 0.79 in)                                                                              
 
  Hardpoints capacity: 6.600 kg (14.500 lbf)  
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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

        1970
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F-14D Tomcat
 
Data for: F-14D  
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
2.485 km/h
(1.544 mph) Length:
Type:
interceptor/multirole fighter aircraft
Range: 926 km
(575 mi)
Span (spread):
Description:
carrier based variable-sweep wing fighter
Ferry range:
2.960 km
(1.840 mi)
Span (swept):
First flight:
1970
Ceiling: 21.000 m (68.900 ft) Height:
Crew:
2
Rate of climb:
229 m/s
(45.080 ft/min)
Max weight:
18,89 m
(61 ft 11 in)     
19,55 m
(64 ft 1,5 in)
11,65 m
(38 ft 2,5 in)
4,88 m
(16 ft 0 in)
33.700 kg
(74.348 lb)
Engines:
2 x General Electric F-100 turbofans
Number built:  
Thrust:          
2 x 61,4 kN  (2 x 13.810 lbf) dry thrust 

  2 x 123,7 kN (2 x 27.800 lbf) with afterburner 
More info:
Armament:     
Gun: 1 x 20 mm (1 x 0.79 in)                                                                              
Sources:
  Hardpoints: 10
 
  Hardpoints capacity: 6.600 kg (14.500 lbf)  
     712

Wikipedia
Jane's Encyclopedia of
Aviation, 
Crescent Books, 1993



Grumman F-14 IMI (mock up)

        1974
Grumman F-14 Tomcat ADCOM  
Aircraft on photo: Grumman F-14 IMI                                                                                          Photo source: Wikipedia
 
   
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
Mach 2,2
     Length:
Type:
interceptor
Range: NA

Span (spread):
Description:
F-14 development for Improved Manned Interceptor
Ferry range:
NA

Span (swept):

USAF program with enormous conformal belly tank and Ceiling: NA   Height:
  four external fuel tanks to meet range requirement Climb rate:
NA

Max weight:
Canceled: 1974 Crew: 2   Number built:
18,9 m
(62 ft 0 in)     
19,15 m
(62 ft 10 in)
11,45 m
(37 ft 7 in)
4,88 m
(16 ft 0 in)
31.751 kg
(70.000 lb)
1 mock up 
 
Engines:           
2 x General Electric F-100 turbofans
More info/sources:
Thrust:          
NA
 
Armament:     
Gun: 1 x 25 mm (1 x 0.98 in)                                                                              
 
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Grumman X-29

        1984
 
Aircraft on photo: Grumman X-29A
 
   
Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation, USA Max speed:
1.770 km/h
(1.100 mph) Length:
Type:
experimental fighter
Range: 560 km
(350 mi)
Span:
Description:
first supersonic forward swept wing aircraft
Ferry range:
2.500 km (1.553 mi) Height:
First flight:
1984
Ceiling: 16.800 m (55.000 ft) Max weight:
Crew:
1
Rate of climb:
175 m/s (34.500 ft/min) Number built:
16,44 m
(53 ft 11 in)  
8,29 m
(27 ft 2 in)
4,36 m
(14 ft 4 in)
8.070 kg
(17.800 lb)
    2

Engine:
1 x General Electric F-404 turbofan
                                                    
More info:      
Thrust:            
1 x 47 kN  (1 x 10.580 lbf) dry thrust

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1 x 71,2 kN (1 x 16.000 lbf) with afterburner          

NASA Dryden
Armament:
NA   Aviation Trivia
Sources:  
Rand McNally Encyclop.
of Military Aircraft,
Enzo Angelucci, 1990



 

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