Chance-Vought F7U-3 "Cutlass"

On Loan from National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL 

F7U3 CUTLASS Article

The DVHAA’s F7U-3 is Bureau# 129642. The aircraft began its service in September 1954 at the Naval Air Station Oceana, VA. Despite its minimal service time, the aircraft served with two Marine fighter squadrons and one attack squadron. In May 1957 the Navy retired the aircraft after it flew to Willow Grove for an airshow. The DVHAA acquired the aircraft in the early 1960s, where it was put on display. It currently awaits restoration.

Please contact the museum if you have any information, comments, or recollections of the F7U-3 Cutlass.

 

Specifications
Bureau #:
129642
Built:
Sptember 1954
Crew:
1
Passengers:
0
Retired:
1957
Received:
1962
Restored by:
DVHAA
Restored:
Pending
Length:
44' 3"
Height:
14' 7"
Wingspan:
38' 8"
Weight Empty:
18,210 lbs
Weight Loaded:
31,642 lbs
Powerplant:
Westinghouse J46-WE-8A
Thrust:
4,600 lbs
Max Speed:
680 mph
Range:
660 miles
Manufacturer:
Chance-Vought
Armarment:
4 - 20mm M2 cannons
4 - Sparrow I Missles
Ordnance:
 
Ceiling:
40,000 ft
Status:
Under Restoration