Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3 | BuNo.80524 | G-142

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3 | BuNo.80524 | G-142

F7F-3 at NAS Livermore, California on 30 June 1946.

Markings are believed to be Yellow. The Unit code "G" has not been identified. Note the unusual location for the ADF antenna on the nose wheel door. The aircraft has two antenna wires running between the short masts, the purpose of which is unknown.

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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-3

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_states.svg United States of America | Military > USMC > VMF-312

Registration number

G-142

Serial number

BuNo.80524

Aircraft

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3 | BuNo.80524 | G-142

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3 | BuNo.80524 | G-142

NAS Livermore, CA on 30 June 1946.

The USMС logo, prominently displayed on pre-war Marine aircraft, disappeared during the war years, but reappeared after war's end and can barely[...]

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3 | BuNo.80524 | G-142

F7F-3 at NAS Livermore, California on 30 June 1946.

Markings are believed to be Yellow. The Unit code "G" has not been identified. Note the unusual location for the ADF antenna on the nose wheel[...]

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3 | BuNo.80524 | G-142

NAS Livermore, CA on 30 June 1946.

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3 | BuNo.80524 | G-142

NAS Livermore, CA on 30 June 1946.

The aircraft is carrying unusual aircraft markings in Yellow with the USMC logo on the nose. The ADF and fixed antenna under the nose and the aft[...]