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Grumman F9F-8 (AF-9J) Cougar

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The Grumman F9F Cougar was an aircraft carrier-based fighter aircraft for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. The F9F was known to be highly maneuverable and easy to fly.

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                     Grumman F9F-8 (AF-9J) Cougar
  • Role:                        Fighter aircraft
  • National origin:    United States
  • Manufacturer:      Grumman
  • First flight:            1951
  • Introduction:        1952
  • Retired:                  1974
  • Primary users:     US Navy, US Marine Corps, Argentine Navy
  • Number built:      1,988
  • Museum:                Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Photo Credit: By GordonMakryllos (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons