Grumman G-51 Tigercat (NX700F)
If you are going to post a photo, for heavensakes identify the aircraft!! This is a Grumman F7F Tiger Cat. Used from 1945 through 1954 by the Marines and Navy.
Great photo Ichiro of a rare bird, F7F Tigercat I believe.
Full Aircraft Ident: Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat, Naval Bu. No. 80390.
Great photo, but without any comment. Thank you to the other clever subscribers for doing the identification. My guess would have been that it must be a Ford product, as it smokes as much as my Ford does :-).
Kermit Weeks had one - I wonder what happened to it?
I've always loved the looks of the F7F - with those two (relatively) huge engines and that (relatively) tiny airframe! They look fast even when they're standing still!
Got to see all FIVE Grumman "Cats" do a fly-by at an air show in Battle Creek, MI., many years ago. It was AMAZING!!! The F-14 was struggling to fly slow enough to stay in formation!! LOL!!
The pilot sits between those 2 R-2800s. Must have been a huge roar on take off.
Here living in Southern California I got the great luck to see these great planes as firebombers. Watching them total action was the just awesome. My dad a Private Pilot used to fly me down to Hemet Ryan Airport so I can just stand up close to these airplanes and watch him load up with phos check or back then they call it borate. What a fantastic airplane I get to watch them each year out at Chino Air Show
Never seen an F7F in the air before. Beautiful. We have a static in the museum here in Pensacola.
This plane was also used in a utility squadron at Guantanamo Bay in the late 1950's.
voilà un Grumann que je ne connaissais pas.
I never had so many comments for my photos before but it turns out many are for the fact that I forgot to tag the photo with info because I was processing so many from 2018 Chino Air Show. It took me a while to figure out the Flightaware's 4 character designation for a Grumman F7F Tigercat; TCAT seems to be the one used by most people.
That's a great shot, Ichiro! In August ('18), I finally got to see a T-cat in the air. Man-o-man is it impressive! The sound is fantastic! Even on the ground it is pretty cool and a lot bigger than you might think. Anyway, nice job!
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