The Grumman F-11 Tiger, One of the World's Fastest Fighter Aircraft During War World II

The Grumman F-11 Tiger, One of the World's Fastest Fighter Aircraft During War World II
The US Grumman F-11 Tiger Fighter  Aircraft in war world 11

International Military - The United States launched the Grumman F-11 Tiger fighter after World War II. At that time, the F-11 was claimed to be the fastest fighter in the world.

Quoted from Defense View, maybe not many people know, but the F 11 has become the standard reference for the US military to develop other fighter aircraft in the future.

Initially, the F-11 fighter was developed on the basis of the Grumman F9F/F-9 "cougar" fighter. However, in the end the fighter gradually became an independent model fighter.

After the end of World War II and the start of the Cold War, US technologists were eager to improve the fighter's performance. Under technical requirements such as the minimum transonic area proposed by the US military, many experts have improved the design plans one by one, thus the F-11 was born.

In 1954, the first prototypes of the F-11 appeared, and then the process of mass production officially began. At that time, the US Navy's 156th Naval Air Squadron that received the fighter said it was very satisfied with it for a period of time.

This is understandable, of course, considering that the Grumman F-11 Tiger has a maximum range of 6.76 kilometers and has a speed of 753 km/h under normal conditions. If raised to 30,000 feet, the F-11 can maintain a speed of 727 km/h.

In terms of appearance, the Grumman F-11 Tiger has an overall cylindrical shape, with a single-wing center wing structure that is swept back, and air inlets are provided on both sides of the fuselage and on the lower right of the cockpit.

It is reported that the nose of the aircraft presents a downward tilt feature. The pilot's cockpit is arranged in the slightly forward part of the plane, which can bring a better observation effect to the pilot.

In addition, the Grumman F-11 Tiger is also equipped with a retractable tail slip, the latter can play a unique role in protecting the fuselage during landing.

To adapt to carrier landings, the Grumman F-11 Tiger fighter is equipped with foldable wings. Despite such capabilities, the F-11 only served four years in the US Navy.

The Grumman F-11 Tiger was abandoned due to the hidden danger of inadequate engine performance. Over the short period of service, the US built about 200, and since then, the F-11 fighter has played the role of the US military's supersonic trainer.

From the perspective of the later development process, Northrop Grumman, an arms dealer, had become the biggest profit earner of the F-11 fighter jet, and was starting to make a lot of money.

There is an interesting story about the F-11 fighter. Quoted from Popular Mechanics, in 1956, the Grumman F-11 Tiger was tested off the coast of New York state.

The pilot fired a long blast from his gun and moments later the plane suffered a mysterious malfunction that shattered the windshield and fatally injured the engine. Then what happen? The pilot had shot himself.

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