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Grumman F11F-1 (F-11A) 'Tiger'

Description
  Manufacturer:Grumman


  Base model:F11F
  Designation:F11F
  Version:-1
  Nickname:Tiger
  Equivalent to: F-11A F11AF-11A
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1922-1962
  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
 J.Price
 Kilmarnock, VA
VF-33 operated the F11F while attached to CAG-6 aboard the USS Intrepid during the early sixties
03/01/2013 @ 03:35 [ref: 67629]
 Robert J. Paluck
 Fort Worth, TX
I was with VA-156 when it was formed at Moffett, Would love to hear from someone about this Great Plane.
Bob
01/12/2011 @ 19:02 [ref: 35477]
 TOM MCAFEE
 WINSTON SALEM, NC
THE SHOOTDOWN OF TIGER #620; 21 SEPTEMBER 1956; I WAS A FLIGHT TEST ENG. IN THE CONTROL TOWER, AND SAW TOM ATTRIDGE PUT HER IN THE WOODS. THE STORY GOES THAT TOM CLIMBED OUT OF THE COCKPIT AND STARTED TO RUN AWAY FROM THE WRECK, HE TRIPPED OVER A LOG AND WAS INJURED. EDWIN CARTOSKI HOVERED HIS S-58 ABOVE TOM, TO GET CLOSER, HE WENT DOWN AMONG THE TREES WHICH SHEARED OFF PART OF HIS ROTOR BLADES [EVENLY]. LATER, TOM LET US KNOW HE WAS BACK IN THE SADDLE, BY FLYING PAST THE FLAG POLE AND FOLDING HIS WINGS WHILE BACKING UP TO PARK.
12/01/2010 @ 08:38 [ref: 33863]
 Rich Brown
 Campbell, CA
My association with the Grumman F-11A began when I checked aboard VT-26, Chase Field, Beeville, Texas on January 20, 1967, right out of boot camp. Our Skipper was CDR. Fraasa. I went to 1st Lt.'s div. for a month and then to the line, fueling and oiling the F-11's. I noticed the guys in our squadron had a swagger about them since we flew the only supersonic jets in the training command. We were flying them hot and heavy in those days, too...7 days a week 0600 to dark (they were day/VFR aircraft) training pilots for Vietnam. By then the F-11 airframes were getting old, too. We had one lose its wings on the 360 over the base, so in March we began transitioning to the F-9. I was one of the first F-9 plane captains in the squadron. The Tiger was a great bird. I think we got rid of our last one in June, 1967. It went to the Blue Angels. Great Grumman iron!
11/05/2010 @ 16:40 [ref: 33000]
 WILLIAM JOHN RIGNEY JR.
 CANYON LAKE, TEXAS, TX
CHECKED INTO VT-26 TIGERS DECEMBER 31st, 1965 FROM ADJ "A" SCHOOL AT NATTC MEMPHIS MILLINGTON, TENNESSEE. HAZLEWOOD WAS THE CO. STAYED THROUGH PRITCHARD (WHO I LATER RAN INTO ABOARD SHIP AS A RADM), POULS AND FRAASA. STARTED OUT WITH F11s WHICH WERE THE NAVY'S ONLY SUPERSONIC TRAINERS, GIVING US A SUPERIOR ATTITUDE, AND FINISHED WITH THE RUN OF THE MILL, BUT VERY SOLID F-9 COUGAR. LEFT VT-26 JANUARY 10th, 1969 AFTER BEING KICKED OFF BASE, DRIVING WISE, FOR 4 MONTHS FOR TEARING UP PART OF THE NEW GOLF COURSE ON MY MOTORCYCLE. WE HAD BOTH TOP FLOORS OF BARRACKS 2039 AND 2040. ALL YOU CHASE FIELD VETS WOULDN'T WANT TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE NOW. SADDENS ME EVERY TIME I PASS BY IT. I HOPE YOU ALL ARE DOING WELL. BILL RIGNEY SENDS. BT
05/12/2010 @ 22:57 [ref: 26162]
 Carol
 Milwaukee, WI
Could someone please tell me the type of jet's that were flown at Patuxent River Air Station in 1958?

Thanks!
12/02/2009 @ 20:48 [ref: 25376]
 Richard Mangels
 Sun City, CA
To Tom McGreevey,It would be a pleasure to help you with your book. I will write you in the next two weeks about the information that I know of.Please send me your E-MAIL address. Hope to hear from you soon.
07/01/2008 @ 21:30 [ref: 21740]
 Richard Mangels
 Sun City, CA
To Tom McGreevey,It would be a pleasure to help you with your book. I will write you in the next two weeks about the information that I know of.Please send me your E-MAIL address. Hope to hear from you soon.
07/01/2008 @ 21:29 [ref: 21739]
 Tom McGreevey
 Durham, NC

Any chance you could put me in touch with Richard Mangels re F-11F squadrons. I am developing a reference book on the deployments of attack carriers and the squadrons that were on board for the deployments. I have VA-156 on board the Shangri-La for one Westpac cruise flying the F11F-1: March 8, 1958 to November 21, 1958. VA-156 was redesignated VF-111 in January 1959 and I have that squadron on board the Shangri-La for a March 9, 1959 to October 3, 1959 Westpac cruise with the F11F-1. I have confirmed the latter but not the former. VF-111's next cruise was on the Hancock and I can confirm that because we (VF-114) shared a ready room with them.

Any help you can give me will certainly be appreciated.

Tom McGreevey
06/08/2008 @ 08:03 [ref: 21205]
 Vince Guarino
 , CA
Chase Field figured large in my pre Navy years from age 9 to 12. It had the only swimming pool in Beeville. At the time, Chase was mothballed between the Korean and Vietnam Wars. My parents owned the Bee Jive Cafe on Washington Street next to the Rialto movie theater. By 1957 I was in the Navy myself, eventually an AG2 aboard the USS Intrepid CVA 11 from 1959-1961. From my duty station on the 07 level we had a great view of flight operations. The Tigers we had aboard all survived the cruise, though sometimes the gear would collapse on a hard landing. I beleive I recall one with a hung rocket hitting the wire with force, freeing the rocket which took off on momentum straight down the deck and off the bow. We had a young Tiger pilot aboard, John McCain, on the Med Cruise of 60-61. We all knew he was an admiral's son and so watched him especially. He was a good pilot.
06/05/2008 @ 15:28 [ref: 21187]

 
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