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Specifications

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fighter/bomber
one
P&W J42
5,700 lbs.
37 ft. 3 in.
38 ft.
9,990 lbs.
19,500 lbs.
4- 20 mm
2,000 lbs.
480 mph
545 mph
5,140 fpm
44,,600 feet
1,350 miles
11/24/47
1949






Grumman F9F Panther
Grumman F9F Panther
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Grumman F9F Panther
Grumman F9F Panther

Banana Hobby's rc Grumman F9F Panther has a 24 1/2 in. wingspan and 27 in. length. The ARF includes a motor with controller, 50 mm fan unit, and flight battery. Ready to fly weight is about 13 oz.

The Grumman F9F Panther was the corporation's first jet fighter and the second pure jet to be used by the United States Navy.



Grumman F9F Panther
Grumman F9F Panther

The rc Grumman F9F Panther from HobbyKing is available as a kit or ARF. Its wingspan is 30 in. and length is 31 in. Included is a motor with controller turning a 64 mm fan unit. Weight is around 18 oz.

The concept of the Grumman F9F Panther originated towards the end of World War Two when the Navy asked manufacturers to submit bids on a jet powered fighter that would be deployed from aircraft carriers. The new aircraft would be equipped with radar for day and night mission capabilities. In response, Grumman proposed a four jet engine airplane with a wing span of 58 feet to accommodate the engines. Jet engines of the time had a minimum amount of thrust and four would have been necessary to provide adequate power.



Grumman F9F Panther
Grumman F9F Panther

Jon Barnes and his rc Grumman F9F Panther from NitroPlanes. It has a 41 in. wingspan and 39 in. length, includes retracts, and 70 mm EDF. Add the motor of your choice. Weight, ready to fly, is around 3 lbs. It is available in a variety of color schemes.

As jet engine technology improved, Grumman resubmitted the design as the F9F Panther with a 38 foot wingspan and a single jet engine.



Grumman F9F Panther
Grumman F9F Panther

The swept wing Grumman F9F Panther from NitroPlanes (called the Cougar) has a length of 40 in. and wingspan of 34 1/2 in. Weight is around 36 oz. Retracts are included. It needs a motor and from 68 mm to 70 mm fan unit.

The prototype Grumman F9F Panther first flew in November of 1947, had its sea trials in March of 1949 and was deployed in May of 1949. Later, 120 gallon wing tip fuel tanks would be added to improve its range.



Grumman F9F Panther
Grumman F9F Panther

The Grumman F9F Panther from Kit Cutters is made from Nick Ziroli Plans. Both wingspan and length are 72 in. Power can come from a .91 engine turning a 5 in. fan. Upon completion it should weigh between 15 and 18 lbs.

The Grumman F9F Panther became the primary attack aircraft used by the United States Navy during the Korean War. Although it was primarily used for ground attack, it was the first U.S. Navy aircraft to score an air victory in the war. They claimed a total of seven victories over Korean aircraft during the war.



Grumman F9F Panther
Grumman F9F Panther

RC International's Grumman F9F Panther shown above has a wingspan of 85 in. and a length of 92.5 in. Construction is all fiberglass. You can power it with a turbine engine producing from 30 to 36 lbs. of thrust. It should weigh about 35 lbs.

Before the Korean War ended, Grumman F9F Panther aircraft had flown some 78,000 missions. They were retired from U.S. Navy service in 1958.



Grumman F9F Panther
Grumman F9F Panther

Mark Nankivil built the Grumman F9F Panther pictured above from an Aeronaut kit. It has a 43 in. wingspan and length. Mark powers it with a Kontronics FUN 500-19 motor driving a Schlubeler DS51DIA fan. It weighs 80 oz.

A total of 1,382 Grumman F9F Panther aircraft of all types were produced.



Grumman F9F Panther
Grumman F9F Panther

The Nick Ziroli Grumman F9F Panther constructed by Doc Yates has a 72 in. length and wingspan. Weight is about 21 lbs.

Motion RC has the Freewing Grumman F9F Panther with a 27 1/2 in. wingspan that is 29 in. long. Included with the foamy is a motor, 64 mm fan unit, and controller. Weight is about 19 oz.

Ducted Fans.com has a Grumman F9F Panther. Its length and wingspan are 43 in., with a weight of about 4 3/4 lbs. It needs a motor and fan unit.

Mantan Wholesale has a Grumman F9F Panther. Its wingspan is 72 in. and it is 71 in. long with a weight of around 18 lbs. Power can come from an engine turning a 5 in. ducted fan, or a 14 lb. thrust turbine engine.

The Grumman F9F Panther from Starmax is a foamy with a 30 in. wingspan and 31.5 in. length. Included is a motor, controller, and 64 mm fan unit. It is also available as RTF.

Amax has a Grumman F9F Panther with a 30 in. wingspan. Weight is around 18 oz.

D.H. Gates has a Grumman F9F Panther that has a 41 in. wingspan and is 39 in. long. Weight is around 3 lbs. It needs a motor and fan unit.

The Grumman F9F Panther from PST Jets wingspan is 75 in. Fuselage length is 73 in. A turbine engine is required that has between 14 and 20 lbs. of thrust. Weight is around 24 lbs.

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