Grumman F9F (F-9) Cougar

Naval Fighter

Grumman F9F-8P Cougar United States Navy 141702, PP-87 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Grumman F9F (F-9) Cougar is a single-engine single-seat carrier-based jet fighter aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. The F9F Cougar was operated by the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and the Argentine Navy. The F9F Cougar was redesignated F-9 in 1962.
The F9F Cougar is a swept wing development of the Grumman F9F Panther.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney J48-P-8A
Engine Power32,0 kN7200 lbf
Speed1135 km/h613 kts
  705 mph
Mmo (max. Mach)Mach 0.895
Service Ceiling12.802 m42.000 ft
Range2.111 km1.140 NM
1.312 mi.
Empty Weight5.382 kg11.865 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight9.344 kg20.600 lbs
Wing Span10,52 m34 ft 6 in
Wing Area31,3 m337 ft
Length13,54 m44 ft 5 in
Height3,73 m12 ft 3 in
First Flight20.09.1951
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1989
Developed fromF9F Panther
Data for (Version)Grumman TF-9J
VariantsF9F-6 (F-9F), F9F-6P , F9F-7 (F-9H), F9F-8 (F-9J), F9F-8B (AF-9J), F9F-8T (TF-9J)

[Photo-ID: 7899] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Grumman F-9J (F9F-8) Cougar, United States Navy, 141117, c/n E-210, Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman
F-9J (F9F-8) Cougar
United States Navy
Reg.: 141117
c/n: E-210
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 7900] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Grumman F-9J (F9F-8) Cougar, United States Navy, 141117, c/n E-210, Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman
F-9J (F9F-8) Cougar
United States Navy
Reg.: 141117
c/n: E-210
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 6211] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman F9F-8P Cougar, United States Navy, 141702, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F9F-8P Cougar
United States Navy
Reg.: 141702
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6212] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman F9F-8P Cougar, United States Navy, 141702, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F9F-8P Cougar
United States Navy
Reg.: 141702
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6329] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Grumman RF-9J Cougar (F9F-P), , N9256, c/n 8, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
RF-9J Cougar (F9F-P)
Reg.: N9256
c/n: 8
 
ex US Navy BuNo 141675
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11053] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman RF-9J Cougar (F9F-P), United States Marine Corps (USMC), 144426, c/n 110, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
RF-9J Cougar (F9F-P)
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 144426
c/n: 110
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11056] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman TAF-9J Cougar, United States Navy, 141121, c/n 368C, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
TAF-9J Cougar
United States Navy
Reg.: 141121
c/n: 368C
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11057] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman TAF-9J Cougar, United States Navy, 141121, c/n 368C, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
TAF-9J Cougar
United States Navy
Reg.: 141121
c/n: 368C
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11059] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman TF-9J Cougar, United States Navy, 147397, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
TF-9J Cougar
United States Navy
Reg.: 147397
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]