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The F9F Cougar was delivered to the Navy and Marines in mid-­1952 but did not see action in the Korea War. Developed as a replacement for the F9F Panther, the Cougar proved to be a superior carrier based fighter jet because of its modern swept wing design

Craft Stats

Type Carrier-­based Fighter and Trainer
Bureau Number 147385
NMNA ID 2005.076.001
Manufacturer Grumman
Powerplant One 32.03-­kN (7185-­lb-­thrust) Pratt & Whitney J48-­P-­8A turbojet engine
Maximum speed 1041 km/h (647 mph) at sea level
Climb rate 24 m/sec (79 fps)
Range 1610 km (998 miles)
Service ceiling 15,240 m (50,000 ft)
Armament Four 20-­‐mm cannon (or camera installation in F9F-­8P), plus up to 1816 kg (3990 lb) of bombs, napalm tanks, or external fuel tanks on under-wing hard-points
Weights Empty 5555 kg (12,222 lb) Normal loaded 8356 kg (18,383 lb) Maximum take-­off 9433 kg (20,753 lb)
Dimensions Span 10.52 m (34 ft) Length 13.54 m (44 ft) Height 3.73 m (12 ft) Wing area 31.31 m2 (337 sq ft)
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