F9F-8 Cougar
by Kerbalyst
uploaded 2017-10-19
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#Fighter #Jet #Vietnam

The Grumman F9F/F-9 Cougar was an aircraft carrier-based fighter aircraft for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. Based on Grumman’s earlier F9F Panther, the Cougar replaced the Panther’s straight wing with a more modern swept wing. Thrust was also increased. The Navy considered the Cougar an updated version of the Panther, despite having a different official name, and thus Cougars started off from F9F-6 upward.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 55
  • Mods: 7

Mods

  • Airplane Plus
  • B9 Procedural Wings Modified
  • BDArmory
  • Kerbal Foundries2
  • Procedural Parts
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!

Prototypes were quickly produced by modifying Panthers, and the first (XF9F-6) flew on 20 September 1951. The aircraft was still subsonic, but the critical Mach number was increased from 0.79 to 0.86 at sea level and to 0.895 at 35,000 ft (10,000 m), improving performance markedly over the Panther.

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