Aircraft Photo of 146417 | Grumman TF-9J Cougar | USA - Navy | #103937
Registration / Serial:146417
Other Marks:7
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-79 Panther
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F9F/F-9 Panther/Cougar
Aircraft Version:Grumman TF-9J Cougar
C/n (msn):3J-532
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:McMinnville - MunicipalMap
Region / Country:Oregon, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KMMV   IATA: -   Local: MMV   Other: -
Collection:Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Photo Date:1 October 2018
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 103937
Photo Comment

Some F9F Cougars survived into the 1960s in the US Navy as F-9s, especially F9F-8T two-seat trainers, and this example is marked with the new TF-9J designation. The Blue Angels had already replaced the Cougar with the F11F Tiger by 1957. However, since the Tiger came single-seat only, the team retained one two-seat Cougar as its ship 7. Historic photos show BuNo 142470 in this capacity so the paint job of 146417 here may be presumed to be fake.

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