Aircraft Data Sheet
for F9F-8P Bu. No. 141702
The F9F-6/8 Cougar was the swept-wing version of the Grumman F9F Panther fighter. It was first flown in September 1951, with the Navy receiving operational F9F-6s in November of 1952. After the Korean War, Cougars served with many Navy and Marine operational squadrons in succession to the earlier Panthers. They were also the first swept-wing aircraft used by the Navy's Blue Angels aerobatic team, which flew them from 1955 to 1958. The F9F-8P version was given an extended nose to house a number of cameras for reconnaissance purposes. It is believed that there are only a handful of F9F-8P aircraft surviving today.
(source: United States Navy Aircraft since 1911 by Gordon Swanborough and Peter Bowers)
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Photo by Frank Warren.
Photo by Walter Loftus.
Photo by Toney Herlevic.
|Remarks: This aircraft is became a USS Midway Museum exhibit on 29 May 2007.|
Bu No 141702 Assignment Record
Assignment record not yet available.
Date of manufacture: Unknown
This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation.
Page updated on 19 December 2007