"King of The Cats" Grumman F7F Tigercat at Palm Springs Air Museum

"King of The Cats" Grumman F7F Tigercat at Palm Springs Air Museum


Palm Springs, California (CA), US
Unusual for a fighter, the Tigercat was designed for use aboard larger Midway-class aircraft carriers. Sped into production before the first prototype flew, the Tigercat was intended as a close air support aircraft in the later stages of WWII for the numerous landing operations underway in the Pacific. However, after VJ-Day, their production was halted, resulting in no Tigercats seeing action during WWII. Of the fewer than 100 built, today only six remain airworthy.
Unusual for a fighter, the Tigercat was designed for use aboard larger Midway-class aircraft carriers. Sped into production before the first prototype flew, the Tigercat was intended as a close air support aircraft in the later stages of WWII for the numerous landing operations underway in the Pacific. However, after VJ-Day, their production was halted, resulting in no Tigercats seeing action during WWII. Of the fewer than 100 built, today only six remain airworthy.
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By: Pdunn

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