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Grumman F-11A 'Tiger'

Description
  Manufacturer:Grumman


  Base model:F-11
  Designation:F-11
  Version:A
  Nickname:Tiger
  Equivalent to: F11F-1 F11F1F11F-1
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
  Crew:Pilot
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Specifications
  Length: 46' 11" 14.3 m
  Height:13' 3" 4.0 m
  Wingspan: 31' 7" 9.6 m
  Wingarea: 250.0 sq ft 23.2 sq m
  Empty Weight: 14,330 lb 6,498 kg
  Gross Weight: 21,280 lb 9,650 kg
  Max Weight: 24,078 lb 10,919 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Wright J65-W-18 (A/B 10,500Lb
  Thrust (each): 7,400 lb 3,356 kg

Performance
  Range: 1,275 miles 2,053 km
  Cruise Speed: 578 mph 930 km/h 502 kt
  Max Speed: 753 mph 1,212 km/h 655 kt
  Climb: 18,000 ft/min 5,130 m/min
  Ceiling: 41,900 ft 12,770 m


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Larry Dunbar
 Smithville, TX
Re: Pete Martino's story of the F-11 from VT-26 that crashed in a nearby town...that was in Sinton,Tx. I was a 7th grader there at the time, and the event will always be clear in my memory. We were all very lucky that day. It could have been a terrible disaster, only lost a plane, and some fences.
03/07/2013 @ 05:33 [ref: 67648]
 Roy Keiper
 Charlotte, NC
After "A" school I was assigned to VT-26 at NAAS chase Field.The time I spent there was from 1Feb.'63 to 1Jul'65. I spent all my time in p/p 1st on days later on nite check. The F11-1 later the F11-A was a great a/c. We would rotate a/c with VT-23 through the Blue Angels.Some 47 yrs.later I can still remember most specs.on both J65 and a/c.
12/07/2012 @ 14:52 [ref: 67398]
 Ed Ludwig
 medina, OH
I was on vacation a couple of years ago & we went to the grand canyon & there was a small airport there where you could take a helecopter ride over the grand canyon to get a beter view of, but I spoted a old blue angels F-11 parked there behind a hanger outside,it looked like its been sitting there for awhile but I coulden't ask anyone about it since we were on a bus tour and just passing by the airport. does anyuone out there know anything about this F-11 parked there?
06/01/2010 @ 19:24 [ref: 26533]
 Ed Ludwig
 Medina, OH
I was in Vt-26 from 1966 to 68, I was a plane captain for about a year on the F-11s. Then we got the F-9s and I was a airframe toubleshooter on the line until I went to my next duty station for sea duty at vc-6 in Norfolk Va.I remember it well when the blue angels came in for a show I thought it was really great since they flew the same aircfraft the F-11. I have some good pictures of that show & the F-11s I think the one is of a/c # 602. I recently retired from the airlines as a aircraft mechanic in 2005 after 36 yrs. The F-11 was a good looking aircraft.
05/31/2010 @ 19:41 [ref: 26528]
 Ed Ludwig
 Medina, OH
I was in Vt-26 from 1966 to 68, I was a plane captain for about a year on the F-11s. Then we got the F-9s and I was a airframe toubleshooter on the line until I went to my next duty station for sea duty at vc-6 in Norfolk Va.I remember it well when the blue angels came in for a show I thought it was really great since they flew the same aircfraft the F-11. I have some good pictures of that show & the F-11s I think the one is of a/c # 602. I recently retired from the airlines as a aircraft mechanic in 2005 after 36 yrs. The F-11 was a good looking aircraft.
05/31/2010 @ 19:40 [ref: 26527]
 J. Stadler
 , OK
I was with VT-23 NAAS Kingville. Joined the squadron Easter of '62 straight out a school and left Aug '65. We had about 50 F11F-1's in the inventory (later designated F11A) We had mostly long noses and maybe a half dozen short noses.
I wes in the P/P shop for about 6 mos then went to the line as a plane captain. I stayed on the flight line until late '64 early '65 when we transitioned to the F9's and TF9J's. I went back to the engine shop until i got out in Aug '65.
I used to have a few photos but they have dissapeared over the years. Haven't been able to find any of VTR-23 or NAASKINGS on the net for that time period.
02/02/2008 @ 10:02 [ref: 19508]
 Pete Martino
 , FL
I was stationed in Beeville with VT-26 from 1965 to 1969 and remember this aircraft well. Fast,loud and alot of fun
running them at the blast shield on base. Th e afterburner
was kick ass. Every time the Blue Angels came for a show
we would have to hide our f-11 spare parts. They would go into our old wooden hanger and take what they needed while we were on the tarmac watching them fly. We finally had a
pilot loose his wings and did a base fly by. I believe the tower told him to go out over the gulf and punch out. After that our whole squadron was grounded while we checked for cracks ande corrosion on wing spars. Found alot of cracks and the planes were retired. We also had one crash in a nearby town,in an alley next to a school that took us several days to remove. And I believe we also had one that
crashed on final approach just outside of the base perimeter. That bird was a great plane for her time. And then we got the TF-9J !!!!
01/10/2008 @ 07:49 [ref: 19213]
 Bill Lagler
 , GA
I was stationed in Kingsville Texas from 1965 to 69 Attached to Intermediat maintenance J-65 Jet shop I ran the test cell for the j65 w 18 What an experience. The engine was used in F-11 @ Beeville Texas VT-26 and the Blue's
07/13/2007 @ 17:33 [ref: 17088]
 Rich Brown
 Campbell, CA
I was with with VT-26 in Beeville, TX. when we took the last F-11s out of service and replaced them with TF-9J and AF-9j in July, 1967. The F-11 was a great bird. They looked fast just sitting on the ramp. I was one of the last fueler and oilers in the squadron, and one of the first F-9 plane captains. The last flight was a vertical pull up on the 360, in A/B. We had lots of accidents, and they just plain wore out. Out last planes were given to the Blue Angels.
09/11/2006 @ 14:22 [ref: 14143]
 Steve A
 , ME
Anyone know of a F-11 for sale in Tenessee? Details requested.
04/26/2004 @ 16:10 [ref: 7308]

 

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