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Grumman F9F Panther / Cougar: books - history and technology

A book on the Grumman F9F Panther / Cougar? Here are illustrated books on the history and technology of Grumman aircraft.

Grumman F9F Panther / Cougar - First Jet of the Grumman Cats

Grumman's first jets were potent aircraft in their own right, but also proved to be the building blocks from which two more famous Grumman 'cats' were born - the legendary A-6 Intruder and supersonic F-14 Tomcat.

This book tells the story of the pivotal Grumman F9F Panther from its initial concept through early design and manufacturing, flight test, aircraft carrier trials, and combat operations in the Korean War. Completing this story is coverage of the more advanced swept-wing transonic Cougar that goes on to become an effective trainer and photo-recon aircraft as well. Detailed appendices provide the reader with complete data on F9F production numbers, carrier deployments, and squadron histories.

Author:Brad Elward
Specs:160 pages, 29 x 22.5 x 1.5 cm / 11.4 x 8.9 x 0.59 in, hardback
Illustrations:291 b&w and 20 colour photographs
Publisher:Specialty Press (USA, 2010)
EAN:9781580071451
Book: Grumman F9F Panther / Cougar - First Jet of the Grumman Cats

Grumman F9F Panther / Cougar - First Jet of the Grumman Cats

Language: English

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F9F Panther Units of the Korean War (Osprey)

In 1948 the USAF, Marine Corps and US Navy were concentrating on converting over to an all-jet force. When the Korean War started in June 1950, the USAF had built up a sizable jet force in the Far East, while the US Navy was in the early stages of getting F9F Panthers operational as replacements for its piston-engined F8F Bearcats. At about this time, the Marine Corps had also begun using the Panthers in limited numbers.
Operating from aircraft carriers off the Korean coast, F9Fs helped stop the North Korean invasion within two weeks of the communists crossing the 38th Parallel. The Panthers, escorting carrier-based AD Skyraiders and F4U Corsairs, penetrated as far north as Pyongyang, where they bombed and strafed targets that the North Koreans thought were out of range.
The Panthers also took the battle all the way to the Yalu River, long before the MiG-15s became a threat. The F9F's basic tasking was aerial supremacy and combat air patrols, but they also excelled in bombing and strafing attacks

Contents: US Navy Panthers strike early - The war drags on - More missions and more MiGs - Interdiction, RESCAP, CAP and more MiGs - Marine panthers enter the war - Appendices.

Author:Warren Thompson
Specs:96 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2014)
Series:Combat Aircraft (103)
EAN:9781782003502
Book: F9F Panther Units of the Korean War (Osprey)

F9F Panther Units of the Korean War

Language: English

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