XP-65 Proposed U.S. Army Air Force fighter. XF7F-1 Prototype aircraft, two built. F7F-1 Tigercat Twin-engine fighter-bomber aircraft, powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-22W radial piston engines. First production version, 34 built. F7F-1N Tigercat Single-seat night fighter aircraft, fitted with an APS-6 radar. XF7F-2N Night-fighter prototype, One built. F7F-2N Tigercat Two-seat night fighter, 65 built. F7F-2D Small numbers of F7F-2Ns converted into drone control aircraft. The aircraft were fitted with an F8F Bearcat-windshield behind the cockpit. F7F-3 Tigercat Single-seat fighter-bomber aircraft, powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W radial piston engines, 189 built. F7F-3N Tigercat Two-seat night fighter aircraft, 60 built. F7F-3E Tigercat Small numbers of F7F-3s were converted into electronic warfare aircraft. F7F-3P Tigercat Small numbers of F7F-3s were converted into photo-reconnaissance aircraft. F7F-4N Tigercat Two-seat night-fighter aircraft, fitted with an arrestor hook and other naval equipment, 13 built. General characteristics Crew: 2 (pilot, radar operator) Length: 45 ft 4 in (13.8 m) Wingspan: 51 ft 6 in (15.7 m) Height: 16 ft 7 in (5.1 m) Wing area: 455 ft² (42.3 m²) Empty weight: 16,270 lb (7,380 kg) Max. takeoff weight: 25,720 lb (11,670 kg) Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W "Double Wasp" radial engines, 2,100 hp (1,566 kW) each Performance Maximum speed: 460 mph (400 knots, 740 km/h) Range: 1,200 mi (1,000 nmi, 1,900 km) Service ceiling: 40,400 ft (12,300 m) Rate of climb: 4,530 ft/min (23 m/s) Armament Guns: 4 × 20 mm (0.79 in) M2 cannon 4 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine gun Bombs: 2 × 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs under wings or 1 × torpedo under fuselage Avionics AN/APS-19 radar

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