The Navy Gets a Panther

It wasn’t the flashiest jet fighter, but the Grumman F9F was a rugged little aircraft that did everything asked of it

A U.S. Navy F9F Panther assigned to Carrier Air Group 2 cruises past Mount Fuji on a port call in Japan during the Korean War. (National Archives and Records Administration)

Folding Wings

(National Naval Aviation Museum)

The Panther’s folding wings maximized a carrier’s storage space.


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