Grumman F-11A Tiger

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Grumman
Markings
U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Pensacola NAS, Florida, 1968
Designation
F11-A
Serial Number
141824

Grumman F-11A Tiger

Begun as a supersonic variant of the F9F Cougar the Tiger quickly evolved into an entirely new design with its own designation, F11F. The Tiger showed great early promise as a fighter, but the rapid advancement of aviation technology in the 1950s resulted in the plane’s obsolescence even before it entered service. Tigers served in front line squadrons for only four years before it was replaced by the F-8 Crusader. Tigers continued in use in training and testing programs and with the Blue Angels for several years. The last two flying Tigers were used in a program to test an inflight thrust reverser and made the last Tiger flights in 1975.

Specifications
Wingspan 31 ft 7 in
Length 46 ft 11 in
Height 13 ft 3 in
Weight 21,280 lbs
Max. Speed 753 mph
Service Ceiling 41,900 ft
Range 1,275 miles
Engines 1 Wright J65-W-18 turbojet with 10,500 pounds of thrust
Crew 1