Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-2D | BuNo.80352 | 352

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-2D | BuNo.80352 | 352

The drone controller's position was covered by a modified F8F "Bearcat" canopy. The KD2G target drones were securely mounted to pylons on the underside of each outboard wing panel. The 8 in. pulse jet drone engines were built by McDonnell Aircraft.

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Source
"F7F Tigercat" In Action No.79 (1079), (c)1986 A Squadron/Signal Publication Inc., 1115 Crowley Drive Carrollton, Texas 75011-5010 USA. ISBN 0-89747-188-1.

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Aircraft model

F7F-2D

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_states.svg United States of America | Military > U.S. Navy > VU-2

Registration number

352

Serial number

BuNo.80352

Aircraft

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-2D | BuNo.80352 | 352

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-2D | BuNo.80352 | 352

The drone controller's position was covered by a modified F8F "Bearcat" canopy. The KD2G target drones were securely mounted to pylons on the[...]

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-2D | BuNo.80352 | 352

This Tigercat was assigned to Utility Squadron 2 (VU-2) in September of 1952.

Globe KD2G target drones were carried on special under-wing pylons. These drones were used by ship's gun crews for live firing practice. The[...]