Grumman F9F Panther

Carrier-based Fighter / Fighter Bomber

Grumman F9F-2 Panther United States Marine Corps 123652 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Grumman F9F Panther is a single-engine single-seat carrier-based jet fighter and fighter bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. The F9F Panther was operated by the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and the Argentine Navy.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney J48-P-6A
Engine Power27,8 kN6250 lbf
Speed932 km/h503 kts
  579 mph
Service Ceiling13.045 m42.800 ft
Range2.093 km1.130 NM
1.300 mi.
Empty Weight4.603 kg10.148 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight8.492 kg18.722 lbs
Wing Span11,58 m37 ft 12 in
Wing Area23,2 m250 ft
Length11,84 m38 ft 10 in
Height3,73 m12 ft 3 in
First Flight24.11.1947
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 1300
ICAO CodeF9F
Data for (Version)Grumman F9F-5 Panther
VariantsF9F-2, F9F-2P, F9F-3, F9F-4, F9F-5, F9F-5P

[Photo-ID: 5890] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman F9F-2 Panther, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 123652, c/n K-357, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F9F-2 Panther
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 123652
c/n: K-357
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5891] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman F9F-2 Panther, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 123652, c/n K-357, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F9F-2 Panther
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 123652
c/n: K-357
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11044] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman F9F-4 Panther, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 125183, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
F9F-4 Panther
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 125183
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6209] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman F9F-5 Panther, United States Navy, 141136, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F9F-5 Panther
United States Navy
Reg.: 141136
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6210] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman F9F-5 Panther, United States Navy, 141136, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F9F-5 Panther
United States Navy
Reg.: 141136
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6071] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Grumman F9F-5KD / DF-9E Panther, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 126277, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F9F-5KD / DF-9E Panther
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 126277
 
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]