The Grumman Cats

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Grumman F11F Tiger

Although developed as a result of experience with the Panther and Cougar, the F11F was yet another fighter of the 1950s that suffered from the immaturity of early jet engine technology. Initially appearing with a short nose, the Tiger gained a sleeker look with a nose that was made more pointed in order to house radar. Ultimately, the Tiger ended up a radar-less day fighter, and it was quickly superseded by more capable jets. The F11F shone, however, with the Blue Angels demonstration team, which flew it from 1957 to 1969.

F11F-1 Specs
Span:  31 ft. 7 in.
Length:  46 ft. 11 in.
Height:  13 ft. 3 in.
Empty Weight:  14,330 lbs.
Max Speed:  753 mph
Normal Range:  1,275 mi.
Ceiling:  41,900 ft.





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