Grumman F9F-5 'Panther'


  Base model:F9F
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1922-1962
  Basic role:Fighter
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  Length: 38' 10" 11.8 m
  Height:12' 3" 3.7 m
  Wingspan: 38' 11.5 m
  Wingarea: 250.0 sq ft 23.2 sq m
  Empty Weight: 10,147 lb 4,601 kg
  Gross Weight: 17,766 lb 8,057 kg
  Max Weight: 18,721 lb 8,490 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney J48-P-6A (A/B 7,000Lb/
  Thrust (each): 6,250 lb 2,834 kg

  Range: 1,300 miles 2,093 km
  Cruise Speed: 481 mph 774 km/h 418 kt
  Max Speed: 579 mph 932 km/h 503 kt
  Climb: 5,090 ft/min 1,551 m/min
  Ceiling: 42,800 ft 13,045 m

Known serial numbers
125080 / 125152, 125226 / 125313, 125414 / 125443, 125447 / 125476, 125489 / 125499, 125533 / 125648 , 125893 / 126256 , 126627 / 126669


Recent comments by our visitors
 TJ Meyer
 Chincoteague, VA

I work for NASA at the former Chincoteague Naval Air Station and would like to know more about the Regulus missile tested here. Please contact me by email.
12/16/2010 @ 03:04 [ref: 34350]
I was a member of VF102, which I believe may have been the last active squadron to fly F9F-5s we were n Korean Era sqd. and took a world cruise aboard the USS TARAWA
CVA-40 '53-'54 I was twidgit(AT3) so I am NOT F9F-5 KNOWLEDGABLE re. hardware
08/08/2008 @ 09:41 [ref: 22394]
 Chandler, AZ
I am looking for good photo reference of the cockpit area behind the pilot. i belive this area was for the canopy open/close mechanism. Can someone please help me find some good reference photos?
08/29/2006 @ 09:08 [ref: 14022]
 John McKenna
 San Carlos, CA
Late 1955 to early 1957 F9F-5 Panthers were used as chase planes for controlling the Regulus 1 missile. on regulus launch a T2V and 2or 3 F9F panthers would fly the Regulus to the designated target area and sometimes return with it. At which time we would all stand around and watch to see if they could land it in one piece.This was at NAS Chincoteague VA. It was a very exciting time in a young 17 year old sailors life.
07/24/2005 @ 00:21 [ref: 10822]
 James D. Scroggins
 North Las Vegas, NV
I need some information of the paint colors of the wheelwell on the blue painted version. If anyone can help. Thanks Jim
03/14/2004 @ 00:34 [ref: 6978]
 Roger Vizioli
 Merritt Island, FL
War Bird Museum personnel are starting restoration of an F9F-5.Cockpit is gutted.
They asked me to help obtain info. on a source for photo's of the cockpit interior and any cockpit hardware.
Team leader doesnot have a computer, he is a retired Grummannite after 40 + years. I will forward all info to him.
Many thanks,
Roger Vizioli e-mail: avtrdinc@aol.com
02/19/2002 @ 22:54 [ref: 4356]
 Jess Hogan
 Taylorsville, KY
Is there anyway I can obtain a picture of the upper and lower rudder separation stationary piece, between the upper and lower rudder. Also a close up of the aileron hinging
and the aileron outboard ends where they meet tip tanks,
I build radio controlled scale aircraft for static and flying
competition , currently do a 1/7 th scale of the F9F5 Panther and am having great difficulty in locating documentation, Thanks for any help My email is thndrjet@bellsouth,net Jess Hogan
01/09/2001 @ 17:03 [ref: 1357]
 Tulio Soto
 Houston, TX, TX
There is a Grumman F9F-5 (125992) at the Max Conrad Field, Winona
Municipal Airport, Winona, Minnessota. Overall blue, no engine,
lettering is 113 in the nose, NAVY on rear fuselage, letters
7E on Rudder, serial number under elevators. Four gun nose (no guns,
of course), tip tanks.

Overall navy blue, lettering in white, canopy is painted blue.


I have a couple of pictures, if interested.
06/16/2000 @ 05:44 [ref: 321]


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