Grumman F11F Tiger Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions

Grumman F11F Tiger Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions

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As the Blue AngelsAi aircraft in the late 1950s, GrummanAis F11F-1 Tiger came to symbolize the speed and might of U.S. Navy airpower. The Tiger was originally conceived as an upgrade of the F9F Cougar. It eventually morphed into a new design, that incorporated the area rule to enable cruising speeds up to 1.1 Mach. The prototype flew in 1954, and carrier trials commenced in 1956. Eventually seven squadrons flew F11Fs. Hampered by maintenance issues affiliated with the J65 engine, and the fact that the Vought Crusader was clearly superior, the Tiger had a short service life. It was withdrawn from carrier duty after four years, in 1961. Only 199 were built. The remaining Tigers flew in a training capacity, and the Blue Angels continued to fly them for over a decade, 1957-1969. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of the Tiger. Originally classified AirestrictedAi, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form.ENTRANCE r AIAE STEP RElElSE 9 mun-hp Iiaquot;. 8. Grip windshield frame with lelt hand. ENTRANCE TO AIRPLANE [STEP PROCEDURE) . Operate step release handle to release bearda€” ing lutlcler and pupa€”out flap. WARNING.

Title:Grumman F11F Tiger Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions
Author:United States Navy, USN - 2008-09-01


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