Grumman F7F Tigercat Fighter Plane
The Grumman F7F Tigercat was designed during WW2 as a twin engined high performance fighter for use on the US Navy's Midway-class aircraft carriers, although initial production aircraft were delivered in late 1944 it never saw action until the Korean War and the type was retired from service in 1954, a total of 364 aircraft having been produced. Following the Grumman F7F Tigercats retirement as a fighter, some saw further use as a water bomber and flew in a fire fighting role until the early 1980's.
|Grumman F7F-4N Tigercat Specifications: |
- Crew: Pilot and radar operator
- Length: 45 ft 4 in (13.8 m)
- Wingspan: 51 ft 6 in (15.7 m)
- Height: 16 ft 7 in (5.1 m)
- Empty weight: 16,270 lb (7,380 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 25,720 lb (11,670 kg)
- Engines: Twin 2,100 hp (1,600 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W Double Wasp radial engines
- Maximum speed: 400 knots (460 mph, 740 km/h)
- Range: 1,200 mi (1,000 nm, 1,900 km)
- Service ceiling 40,400 ft (12,300 m)
Grumman F7F-4N Tigercat Armament:
- Four 20 mm (0.787 in) M2 cannon
- Four 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns
- Two wing mounted 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs or a single under fuselage mounted torpedo
Grumman F7F-4N Tigercat Avionics:AN/APS-19 radar
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