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Grumman F7F Tigercat fighter-bomber

 

 

F7F-3N Tigercat

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
F7F-1 fighter-bomber 4/1944 - 1945 36 1956 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-22W engines (2 2100 h. p.), 1 seat, 4 20-mm guns, 4 12.7-mm MG, 908 kg of combat load (1 454-kg bombs or 1 298-mm rocket or 1 Mk13 torpedo)
F7F-2N night fighter-bomber 10/1944 - 3/1945 66 1948 2 seats (or additional fuel tank instead of radar operator seat at day), 4 20-mm guns, 4 12.7-mm MG (at day), 1818 kg of combat load (2 227-kg bombs or 8 127-mm rockets or 2 298-mm rockets on wings, 1 454-kg bomb or 1 298-mm rocket or 1 Mk13 torpedo on hull), APS-6 radar
F7F-3 fighter-bomber 3/1945 - 6/1946 250 1956 1 seat, 2 R-2800-34W engines (2 2100 h. p.), 4 20-mm guns, 4 12.7-mm MG, 1818 kg of combat load (2 454-kg bombs or 8 127-mm rockets or 2 298-mm rockets on wings, 1 907-kg bomb or 1 298-mm rocket or 1 Mk13 torpedo on hull), without radar
F7F-3N night fighter-bomber 5/1945 - 6/1946 106 1956 2 seats, 4 20-mm guns, 1818 kg of combat load (2 454-kg bombs or 8 127-mm rockets or 2 298-mm rockets on wings, 1 907-kg bomb or 1 298-mm rocket or 1 Mk13 torpedo on hull), SCR-720 radar
F7F-3P recon 3/1945 - 8/1945 61 1956 1 seat, 4 20-mm guns, 4 12.7-mm MG, 908 kg of combat load (2 454-kg bombs or 8 127-mm rockets or 2 298-mm rockets on wings), photo camera, without radar
F7F-4N night fighter-bomber 9/1946 - 11/1946 12 1954 2 seat, 4 20-mm guns, 1818 kg of combat load (2 454-kg bombs or 8 127-mm rockets or 2 298-mm rockets on wings, 1 907-kg bomb or 1 298-mm rocket or 1 Mk13 torpedo on hull), APS-19 radar

 

Modification

F7F-3

Wing span, m

15.70

Length, m

13.83

Height, m

5.05

Wings area, m2

42.27

Empty mass, kg

7380

Full flying-off mass, kg

11666

Engine 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W
Power, h. p. 2 x 2100
Maximal speed, km/h 700
Cruise speed, km/h 357
Flying range, km 1623 - 1913
Vertical speed, m/s 23
Maximal altitude, m 12405
Complement 1
Armament 4 x 20-mm guns, 4 x 12.7-mm MG, 1818 kg of combat load (2 454-kg bombs or 8 127-mm rockets or 2 298-mm rockets on wings, 1 907-kg bomb or 1 298-mm rocket or 1 Mk13 torpedo on hull)

XF7F-1 Tigercat

F7F-2N Tigercat

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008