Grumman F-11 Tiger

1st Flight 1954

The Grumman F-11 Tiger is a supersonic, single-seat carrier-based United States Navy fighter aircraft in operation during the 1950s and 1960s.

Originally designated the F11F Tiger in April 1955 under the pre-1962 Navy designation system, it was redesignated as F-11 Tiger under the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system.

Variants

YF9F-9

Original designation.

F11F-1

Single-seat fighter version for the U.S. Navy, redesignated F-11A in 1962.

199 built and later production aircraft had a longer nose.

One was used for static tests with a further production of 231 aircraft cancelled.

F11F-1P

Designation of a Navy photo reconnaissance version, 85 were cancelled.

F11F-1F Super Tiger (G-98J)

F11F-1 fitted with the J79-GE-3A engine.

Specifications

Crew: 1

Length: 45 ft 10.5 in (13.983 m)

Wingspan: 31 ft 7.5 in (9.639 m)

Width: 27 ft 4 in (8.33 m) wing-tips folded

Height: 13 ft 2.75 in (4.0323 m)

Wing area: 250 sq ft (23 m2)

Empty weight: 13,810 lb (6,264 kg)

Gross weight: 21,035 lb (9,541 kg)

Max take-off weight: 23,459 lb (10,641 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Wright J65-W-18 afterburning turbojet engine, 7,450 lbf (33.1 kN) thrust at 8,300 rpm, military power dry, 10,500 lbf (47 kN) with afterburner

Performance

Maximum speed: 631 kn (726 mph, 1,169 km/h) / M1.1 at 35,000 ft (10,668 m)

654 kn (753 mph; 1,211 km/h) at sea level

Cruise speed: 501 kn (577 mph, 928 km/h)

Range: 1,110 nmi (1,280 mi, 2,060 km)

Service ceiling: 49,000 ft (15,000 m)

Rate of climb: 16,300 ft/min (83 m/s)

Wing loading: 84 lb/sq ft (410 kg/m2)

Thrust/weight: 0.5

Armament

Guns: 4 × 20 mm (.79 in) Colt Mk 12 cannon, 125 rounds per gun

Hard points: 4,with provisions to carry combinations of:

Rockets: Aero 6A or Aero 7A “Rocket Package”

Missiles: AIM-9 Sidewinder

Other: 150 gal drop tank

Avionics

AN/ARC-27A UHF COMMS

AN/ARA-25 UHF

AN/ARR-40 UHF

AN/ARN-14E VHF Nav

AN/APX-6B IFF

AN/APA-89 video coder

AN/APG-30A ranging radar.

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