Grumman F7F Tigercat
The F7F was a fast twin-engined fighter, designed with a very slender fuselage and two
radial powerful engines. Too late for WWII, it proved useful in a variety of roles, but
was built in relatively small numbers. It was the first twin-engined shipboard aircraft to
go in service, and its weight and speed at first restricted it land-based service with the
USMC. Only the last version, F7F-4N, was considered fully acceptable for carrier use.
Nightfighter versions of the F7F were in service with the USMC until 1952.
|General characteristics F7F-1
||Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
||Two Pratt&Whitney R-2800-22W engines
||2x 2,072 HP
||2x 1,545 kW
||455 sq ft
||42.27 sq m
||4x 20 mm cannon, 4x 12.7 mm machine gun 300 rounds each), 2x
454 kg bombs or 6x rockets. Alternative under fuselage 1x 21inch torpedo.
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