US Navy's Newest Fighter (1945)

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  1. twoeagles

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    It was a simpler time then, wasn't it? Can't deny the power and beauty.
    This is dated June 8, 1945, and is a clipping tucked into my Dad's
    1944 Annual Naval Review.
     

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    Nice pic!
     
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    very nice. wouldn't want to try to put that down on a flight deck...
     
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    looks really short and fat in that picture....
     
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    Very nice pic !
     
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    ...and the cockpit cross section is amazingly thin. Nothin but engines on that baby.
     
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    Cool piece of history, and one heck of a neat airplane! I was fortunate to see one this year at Chino after a fresh restore.
     
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    Darryl Greenamyer of Reno air racing fame, world speed records and a SR-71 pilot has rebuilt his F7F-3 TigerCat, serical number 80374, N7629C. So another of these fast fighters is now on the flight line again. Darryl is interested in selling the plane as he says he is too old to be doing 500MPH plus! If you are interested, drop me an email and I will pass it on to Darryl.
    [email protected]
     

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    i love this plane one day i will build and fly a r/c version.
     
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    Here are two newer pics of Darryl Greenamyer's F7F-3.
     

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    Nice pics, Dick. Thanks for posting.
     
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    I saw a Tigercat fly at Duxford a couple of years ago - an amazing machine, certainly would have made a great name for itself if it had made it into action.
     
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    Yeah right on!:)
     
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    Sweet picture's, thanks for sharing guys!!!!
     
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    Here is one of "Big Bossman" and one of Clay Lacy's F7Fs. The Tigercat is one good looking bird.
     

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    And it could certainly kick some ass :!:

    TO
     
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    What do you reckon, Tigercat or Hornet as the best looking twin?
     
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