Thursday, October 13, 2011

Aviation Snapshot - F7F Tigercat

The beautiful-looking F7F Tigercat was Grumman's next major project, during and after F6F Hellcat production. The big fighter was build around two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engines, which had worked so well in F6F fighter planes. Although delivered to United States Marine Corps combat units before the end of World War II, the Tigercat did not see combat service in that war, instead seeing service during the Korean War. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy via Stan Piet, from F6F Hellcat at War by Cory Graff.


  1. That is one beautiful aircraft. Just goes to show, not everything produced for the cause of war is ugly.

  2. Nice picture. I haven't seen the beautiful-looking F7F Tigercat personally and I would love to go and look at it. I hope I can have that opportunity.

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