Grumman F9F-5P 'Panther'

  Base model:F9F
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1922-1962
  Basic role:Fighter
  Modified Mission:Photographic reconnaissance/Survey
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  Length: 40' 12.1 m
  Height:12' 4" 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: 604 mph 972 km/h 525 kt
  Climb: 6,000 ft/min 1,828 m/min
  Ceiling: 42,800 ft 13,045 m

Known serial numbers
125314 / 125321, 126265 / 126290, 127471 / 127472

Examples of this type may be found at
The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"ChinoCalifornia
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial ParkMobileAlabama

F9F-5P on display

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park


Recent comments by our visitors
 Kurt Gibson
 Virginia Beach, VA
Is there anyone who has any information on F9F-5P buno: 126268 was last seen on a fire pit in Hawaii. I have the data plate and would love to find out any information on this aircraft.
04/23/2011 @ 20:05 [ref: 37553]
 Verle E. Wenneker
 Portland, OR
Regarding the "Data" page for the F9F-5P "Panther" jet:

At the section for "Examples of this type/Places to view", I see only Chino and the USS Alabama Memorial sites listed.

In a rather recent "San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner", I read a long article on the new aircraft carrier memorial and museum for the U.S.S. HORNET which is located across the Bay at the old Alameda Naval Air Station in Alameda (Oakland). It's at the pier once used by the CARL VINSON and the ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

In that article it was noted twice that their war plane collection did include one (1) F9F "Panther" jet.

Also, as of 7-8 years ago, there was one (1) F9F "Panther" jet at the U.S. Air Force/Davis-Monthan Air Force Base "Desert Boneyard" for decommissioned aircraft. I do not know if that particular "Panther" is still there...or whether it has been moved and refurbished for display. PLEASE CONFIRM the current status of these two (2) F9F "Panther" jets, in part, to revise your web "Data" page, periodicals, etc Thank you. I remain, Very Sincerely, Verle E. Wenneker, USMC (Ret.) Private Pilot/IFR.
02/06/2001 @ 15:31 [ref: 1561]


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