We designed this aircraft to be a superb balance between top speed, vertical performance, flight duration, convenient transport, sport scale realism, and overall scale presentation. [6] The F7F series had lift limit of 6 positive Gs and 2.5 negative Gs. For a twin it was also highly manoeuvrable. [Meyer 2002, p. 51. While the prototype did not enter production, its evolution and testing gave Grumman valuable experience in this type. The Grumman F7F Tigercat was the first twin-engined fighter aircraft to enter service with the United States Navy.Designed for the new Midway-class aircraft carriers, the aircraft were too large to operate from earlier decks.Although delivered to United States Marine Corps (USMC) combat units before the end of World War II, the Tigercat did not see combat service in that war. Load the Ki 83 down like the F7F and see what it's top speed is. Sea Hornet vs. F7F Tigercat Sea Hornet vs. F7F Tigercat Guest Guest Post May 01, 2009 #1 2009-05-01T02:58 Which was the better of these two twin-engined naval fighters? Flightdeck Friday: F7F Tigercat By Steeljawscribe 6 July 2007 6 July 2007 3 June 1941. In USA Joe Pierson Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 0 Jul 29, 2002 04:01 PM 4th of July Sale! Although delivered to U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) combat units before the end of World War II, the Tigercat did not see combat service in that war. EDIT: This seems to have been confirmed.As it stands, currently the US only have five Tier IV non-premium prop planes. The Tigercat came at a transitional time, when Navy and Marine future fighter plans were based on jets. I you look at the top posts last 2-3 days there is ⅓ about F7F being mismatched at its current BR. Ordered in 1941, the Grumman F7F Tigercat wartime production was delayed and the first flight of the prototype, XF7F-1, was not until 3 November 1943 where it proved to be a highly maneuverable aircraft with a top speed of 400 mph despite its large radial In terms of top speed the F7F-3 actually outperforms the P38K at most altitudes due to the superior Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W engines. Performance met expectations too; the F7F Tigercat was one of the highest performance piston-engined fighters, with a top speed well in excess of the US Navy's single-engined aircraft—71 mph faster than a Grumman F6F Hellcat at sea level. IMO it should be around 6.0-6.7 (without Airspawn). It's initial climb was 4,530 fpm! The F7F-2N had a max speed of 402 knots at sea level and a ceiling of 42,000 feet. And yes, he says, it’s a thrill to fly. Performance met expectations too; the F7F Tigercat was one of the highest-performance piston-engined fighters, with a top speed well in excess of the US Navy's single-engined aircraft—71 mph faster than a F6F Hellcat at sea level. Compare the front views of the F7F and P-38, and prepare to be amazed. and maximum level speed as shown above, 435 mph. NIB Grumman F7F 3 The Grumman F7F Tigercat was the first twin-engined fighter aircraft to enter service with the United States Navy.Designed for the new Midway-class aircraft carriers, the aircraft were too large to operate from earlier decks.Although delivered to United States Marine Corps (USMC) combat units before the end of World War II, the Tigercat did not see combat service in that war. With the loss of the prototype Grumman decided to cut their losses and initially started work on an improved version of the design, the XP-65. F8F is a Hellcat engine in a Wildcat sized airplane. Grumman F7F Tigercat. Grumman F7F Tigercat DJ Wendell Fuel Warbirds 1 Aug 09, 2004 11:55 PM NEW Grumman F7F Tigercat, ! The F7F aircraft had a wingspan of 57’6” and was almost 45 feet long. In the air, the FlightLine F7F-3 Tigercat exhibits fantastic stability, is very easy to control at a wide speed range, and has a predictable stall with easy recovery. Over 4000 horsepower available. Anyway the F7F-3 Tigercat starts looking better and better Powered as it was, 2x 1,850 hp R-2800-34W. Those Double Wasps are powerful engines indeed. 18 cylinders in two rows. Many of the remaining F7Fs were used as drone control aircraft and several flew as fire-bombers primarily during the 1960s and 1970s. 2100 horsepower! This video from Planes of Fame shows just how incredible the Grumman F7F Tigercat could have been in WWII. The F7F-4N was the final variant of the Tigercat and a carrier-based two seat night fighter. “I can’t remember the projected takeoff roll, but I think on a cool day it’s about 900 feet. Performance met expectations too; the F7F Tigercat was one of the highest performance piston-engined fighters, with a top speed well in excess of the US Navy's single-engined aircraft—71 mph faster than a Grumman F6F Hellcat at sea level. “I fully intend to have the Grumman Tigercat at Top Gun but it has not been test flown yet sooo… Anyway, it has a 120-inch wingspan and is 102-inches long. Of course its OP. Performance met expectations too; the F7F Tigercat was one of the highest-performance piston-engined fighters, with a top speed well in excess of the US Navy's single-engined aircraft—71 mph faster than a F6F Hellcat at sea level. It was also the last of a series of piston-engine carrier based fighters, which had been initiated with the FF-1 of 1931. These engines also allow the Tigercat to have superior acceleration to the P38K. But of the 364 Tigercats completed when production ended in 1946, only 13 of them were F7F-4N models. 8 guns, half of them 20-mm cannons for this -3 single-seater is great! IN THE COCKPIT PROFILE: F7F Tigercat (an untold story) BY Corky H. Meyer Flight Journal Magazine, August 2002, Volume 7, No. 4 “The relatively unknown Grumman Tigercat was the first production Navy fighter to better the performance and capabilities of land