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Grumman F9F Panther

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The first prototype F9F (the XF9F-2) first flew in 1947.  Carrier trials were carried out on board the USS Franklin D Roosevelt in 1949.  The Panther was the U.S. Navy's most extensively used fighter during the Korean conflict.  Outclassed by the swept-wing MiG-15, the F9F was used primarily as a ground attack aircraft.

A swept-wing version of the Panther (the F9F-6 Cougar) first flew in 1951.

The Panther was re-designated the F-9 in 1962.

Specifications (F9F-5)





Type: Fighter
Engine: one 6,250 lb (2835 kg) thrust Pratt & Whitney J48-P-6A turbojet
F9F: U.S. Navy fighter (prior to 1962)
F-9: U.S. Military fighter (after 1962)



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