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GRUMMAN F9F PANTHER AND COUGAR

ELGIN AND WALTHAM ELAPSED TIME

F9F-6 PANTHER

THE COCKPIT

The instruments and controls were well located, except the switch to fold the wings that were difficult to act and once landed if you did not give with him,it could cause room problems in the cover of the aircraft carrier.

The cabin was too roomy, and although the visibility was good the pilot sank until the neck in the cabin, it limited the visibility by the sides and backwards, this caused some pilots don´t feel like part of the airplane, the large-diameter centrifugal flow engine is the responsible of the wide diameter.

To assure the air inlet to the engine in the takeoff there were two spring-loaded auxiliary intake doors and the like positioned, somewhat surprisingly, on the spine of the aircraft's midsection.

F9F-9 COUGAR

THE CLOCK

Alhough it is like a normal clock with 3 pointers, this one designed only to show elapsed time, and in spite of externally being practically equal the movements are absolutely different.

Left side WALTHAM W12 with 22 jewels, and right ELGIN 692 of 7 jewels, both with the same size, box and colors.

 

THE PLANE

It did his first flight in 1947 and was in service until 1957, during this period the plane suffered 9 important modifications giving place to 9 different versions of the F9Fs.

The principal improvements in the 8 first ones it was the engine, and in the las version 9th was introduced the arrow wings , the change was so notable that it was looking like another plane and was called F9F-9 Cougar, it increased its maximum speed in 85 mph.

 

The model F9F-2 in the war of Korea in 1950 was the first carrier-based jet scored an air victory against a MIG 15, its also the first carrier jet to see action in Korea and performed almost half of all attack missions for the Navy and Marine Corps.

 

It was also the first jet plane used by the famous acrobatic patrol of the US NAVY, the Blue Angels.

 

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