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Grumman F9F Panther

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 20 mm (0.79 in) cannon 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

01 Feb 1953. LCdr J.J. MacBrien, RCN, flying as an exchange pilot in a Grumman Panther jet from the USS Oriskany, led a flight on an interdiction mission against supply and storage targets near Pukchong, Korea. He was cited for "extraordinary achievement" in accomplishing the mission "despite marginal flying weather, heavy anti-aircraft fire, he displayed courageous leadership and outstanding pilot the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service." He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Wikipedia and Harold A Skaarup web page

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last update: 2023-09-19 16:07:00

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