Grumman F9F-2 "Panther"

F9F-2 PANTHER Article

The DVHAA’s F9F-2 is Bureau# 127120. This aircraft spent the majority of its life at the Naval Air Development Center in Johnsville, PA. These aircrafts, however, first flew combat missions in Korea. They also became the first jet used for the Navy’s “Blue Angel” demonstration team.

Please contact the museum if you have any information, comments, or recollections of the F9F-2 “Panther”.

Bureau #: 127120
Built: May 1951
Crew: 1
Passengers: 0
Retired: June 1962
Received: November 1987
Restored by:  
Length: 37' 3"
Height: 11' 4"
Wingspan: 38'
Weight Empty: 9,303 lbs
Weight Loaded: 18,721 lbs
Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney J48-P-8
Thrust: 5,750 lbs
Max Speed:  
Range: 1,353 miles
Manufacturer: Grumman
4 - 20mm Cannons
2 - 500 lb bombs
8 - 5" Rockets
Ordnance: 2,000 lbs
Ceiling: 42,800 ft
Status: On Display