Big Cat Progression

Development of the Cougar

Grumman’s swept-wing F9F Cougar was a hasty but successful development of its straight- mainplane Panther, brought about largely by Korean War combat experience. Malcolm V Lowe tells its story

Grumman F9F-7 Cougar Bu No 130761 turns into a Grumman Goose photo ship. The ‘Dash 7’ was the Allison-engined equivalent of the standard Pratt & Whitney J48-powered F9F-6.


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