/ Grumman F7F Tigercat
Grumman F7F Tigercat
The Grumman F7F Tigercat is a heavy fighter aircraft that served with the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps from late in World War II until 1954.
Proposed United States Army Air Forces pursuit fighter.
Prototype aircraft, two built.
Twin-engine fighter-bomber aircraft, powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-22W radial piston engines.
First production version.
Single-seat night fighter aircraft, fitted with an APS-6 radar.
Two-seat night fighter.
Small numbers of F7F-2Ns converted into drone control aircraft.
The aircraft were fitted with a Grumman F8F Bearcat windshield behind the cockpit.
Single-seat fighter-bomber aircraft, powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W radial piston engines and featuring an enlarged tailfin for improved stability at high altitudes.
Two-seat night fighter aircraft.
Small numbers of F7F-3s were converted into electronic warfare aircraft.
Small numbers of F7F-3s were converted into photo-reconnaissance aircraft.
Two-seat night-fighter aircraft, fitted with a tail hook and other naval equipment.
45 ft 4 in (13.82 m)
51 ft 6 in (15.70 m)
16 ft 7 in (5.05 m)
455 sq ft (42.3 m2)
16,270 lb (7,380 kg)
Max take-off weight
25,720 lb (11,666 kg)
2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W Double Wasp 18-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 2,100 hp (1,600 kW) each
3-bladed constant-speed fully-feathering propellers
460 mph (740 km/h, 400 kn)
1,200 mi (1,900 km, 1,000 nmi)
40,400 ft (12,300 m)
Rate of climb
4,530 ft/min (23.0 m/s)
4 × 20 mm (0.79 in) AN/M3 cannon (200 rpg, wing roots)
4 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine gun
(400 rpg, in nose)
(normal fighter versions only; replaced by radar unit in the -3N night fighter)
2 × 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs,
8 x 127mm unguided rockets under wings and
1 x 150 gallon fuel or napalm tank under fuselage,
1 × torpedo under fuselage (day fighter only)
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