The Grumman F-11 Tiger was a supersonic, single-seat carrier-based US Navy fighter aircraft. It featured a thin wing, fuselage-side intakes, a low-mounted tailplane and an afterburning engine. The special fuselage shape was designed to reduce transonic and supersonic drag.
The Blue Angels, the US Navy’s flight demonstration team, used the F11F/F-11 from 1957–1969. The plane on display served as Blue Angel #5.
- Name: Grumman F11F (F-11A) Tiger
- Role: Fighter aircraft
- Manufacturer: Grumman
- First flight: 1954
- Introduction: 1956
- Retired: 1961 (Carrier); 1969 (Blue Angels)
- Primary user: US Navy
- Number built: 200
- Museum: Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum
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― Benjamin Franklin
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