Grumman F-11A Tiger
|Ensimmäinen lento||30 July 1954|
Valokuvagalleria Grumman F-11A Tiger, The Grumman F11F/F-11 Tiger was the first supersonic, single-seat carrier-based United States Navy fighter aircraft in operation during the 1950s and 1960s. Originally designated the F11F Tiger in April 1955 under the pre-1962 Navy designation system, it was redesignated as F-11 Tiger under the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system. The F11F/F-11 was used by the Blue Angels flight team from 1957–1969. Grumman Aircraft Corporation made 200 Tigers, with the last aircraft being delivered to the U.S. Navy on 23 January 1959.
|Grumman F-11A Tiger|
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The Grumman F-11A Tiger was a supersonic fighter aircraft that served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1967. It was the first jet fighter to shoot itself down, due to its high speed and rapid rate of fire. The F-11A was designed as a carrier-based interceptor and had a swept-wing configuration, a single Pratt & Whitney J65 turbojet engine, and four 20 mm cannons.
The F-11A could reach a maximum speed of Mach 1.4 and had a combat radius of 450 miles. The F-11A was also capable of carrying air-to-air missiles, rockets, and bombs. The F-11A was used by the Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team from 1957 to 1969, and was known for its distinctive blue and gold paint scheme. The F-11A was retired from active service in 1967 and replaced by the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.
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