Grumman F-7F TIGERCAT
In 1941, the US Navy made a requirement for a high-performance and heavily armed fighter to be used from the aircraft carriers. After the consequent developments and trials, the first F-7F.1 Tigercat single-seat fighter was delivered to the US Marine Corps in April 1944. Unfortunately, due to delays produced by changes in the requirements, the aircraft did not fight in WWII, but it was ready for the next confrontation, the Korean War. Until November 1946, when production ceased, more than 360 Tigercat were built in ten different versions. There were fighterbomber, night fighter, electronic warfare and photo reconnaissance versions among others. It was the first twin-engine fighter of the US Navy and the first to have a tricycle undercarriage for on-board operations.
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