By Bert Kinzey, Rock Roszak

The popular aspect & Scale sequence keeps with the most recent name, F9F Cougar intimately & Scale, protecting the advance, heritage, colour schemes, markings, and information of 1 of the USA Navy’s first operational swept wing jet warring parties. over the last 35 years, element & Scale has released six monographs, sixty nine complete sized volumes, and, past this 12 months, its first digital-only booklet, F3H Demon intimately & Scale. The electronic element & Scale sequence now keeps with F9F Cougar intimately & Scale, the main finished and designated ebook ever released in this iconic plane from the Grumman Ironworks.

F9F Cougar intimately & Scale maintains the sequence specialise in particular airplane information, together with cockpit, fuselage, wings, touchdown apparatus, engine and armament, however it comprises a lot more. It includes a exact examine the developmental background of the F9F Cougar, that starts with the prototypes, and keeps with the F9F-6 in either fighter and photo-reconnaissance models, and the F9F-7 Allison-engined variation. eventually, it covers the last word F9F-8 version in its fighter, assault, and photo-reconnaissance types, in addition to the two-seat F9F-8T. This airplane, as a consequence special because the TF-9J, crammed a coaching function with the military until eventually the mid-1970s, and was once the one model of the Cougar to work out strive against while the Marines used the airplane within the speedy FAC position in Vietnam.

A complete pilots’ record is incorporated, that includes memories from 5 Naval aviators who flew each Cougar version. The plane information bankruptcy, lengthy the hallmark of the element & Scale sequence, covers the cockpit, windscreen and cover, inner armament, fuselage, wings, pylons & exterior shops, touchdown apparatus, tail and engine assemblies. This bankruptcy by myself comprises greater than a hundred thirty pictures, often in colour, that spotlight each point of this crucial aircraft.

Another bankruptcy covers all the paint schemes featured on Cougars as they have been flown by means of the military and Marines, together with a bit on drone and drone controller plane. this is often via a accomplished, 10-section bankruptcy on military and Marine squadrons that flew all versions of the Cougar in the course of its operational provider. ultimately, as with every books within the element & Scale sequence, an in depth examine all the scale version kits which have been published of the Cougar is gifted, together with a preview of the 2 new F9F kits being published through the Kitty Hawk Modeling corporation in 2014.

F9F Cougar intimately & Scale positive aspects greater than 70,000 phrases of textual content, over four hundred pages, greater than 530 photographs, colour element drawings, and forty three complete colour airplane profiles which literally depict the Cougar in a number of colourful schemes.

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Electric Seat Height Control 2. Ejection seal Knee Brace (2) 3. Stabilizer Power Circuit Breaker Panel 4. Ejection Seat Face Cover Handle 12. Ejection seat Foot Rest (2) 13. Aulo Pilot Emergency OU Switch (F9F-6P Only) 14. Gun Trigger Switch (F9F-6 Airplanes) Camera Trigger Switch (F9F-6P Airplanes) Handle 15. 6 Airplanes) 7. a Picture Switch (F9"F-6P Airplanes) 8. Cabin Pressure Dump Valve Control Lever 16. Horizontal Stabilizer Trim and Wing Trim 9. Cabin Pressure Regulator Control Button 10.

6. 32 Headrest . Emergency Ejection Seat Arminj Control COUGARS IN COLOR (Grumman) F9F-7 In flight showing extended dive brakes. This VF-~91 F9F-6, 127395, has red and white markings on the nose and tips of the wing and vertical stabilizer. (Williams via Munkasy) Marine F9F-6P, 127492, is shown as it appeared at an air show in Philadelphia during September 1955. (Picciani) A mechanic works In the camera bay of an F9F-6P In unusual orange and white markings. S. Navy) 33 F9F-8 COLORS This F9F-B from VF-B1 has red and white markings leading from the Intakes up over the nose.

J:>. (J'l - I ""'7// ·'-v /I . \ . \ D"""'U 9'erry g. "'... ;· F'9F-8T (TF-9J) F9F-8 (Grumman) BuNo 131063 was the first F9F-B. The final development of the entire F9F series was the F9F-8 which was known as design G-99 at Grumman. This version displayed more changes over the earlier aircraft, the most noticeable of which was the wing design. Wing chord outboard of the fences was increased giving the leading edge a saw tooth. Leading edge slats, used on earlier Cougars and on Panthers, were deleted.

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