Grumman F9F Panther

ICAO aircraft code F9F
Manufacturer Grumman
Country United States

The Grumman F9F Panther is one of the United States Navy’s first successful carrier-based jet fighters, as well as Grumman’s first jet fighter.

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Grumman F9F Panther Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
F9F
Manufacturer
Grumman
Manufactured
1947 - 1951
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Pratt & Whitney J48-P-6A
Jet
Power:
6,250 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
545 Kts
1,009 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
113 Kts
Travel range:
1,100 Nm
2,037 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
42,800 feet
Rate of Climb:
6000 feet / minute
30.48meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
8,500 Kg
18,739 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
7,000 Kg
15,432 lbs
Max Payload:
1,100 Kg
2,425 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
923 gallon
3,494 liter

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About the Grumman F9F Panther

The Grumman F9F Panther is one of the United States Navy’s first successful carrier-based jet fighters, as well as Grumman’s first jet fighter. A single-engined, straight-winged day fighter, it was armed with four 20mm (0.79in) cannons and could carry a wide assortment of air-to-ground munitions.

The Panther was used extensively by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the Korean War. It was also the first jet aircraft used by the Blue Angels aerobatics demonstration team, from 1949 through late 1954. The aircraft was exported to Argentina and was the first jet used by the Argentine Naval Aviation.

Total F9F production was 1,382. The design evolved into the swept wing Grumman F-9 Cougar.

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