Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80368 | 368

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80368 | 368

An F7F-3N (BuNo 80368) at the Naval Air Test Center (NATC), Patuxent River, Maryland, on 30 April 1945.

The Tigercats tail skid, ventral fins, nose wheel, modified vertical stabilizer, and radome are emphasized. Number 368 is carried in Temporary White on the engine nacelles. NAVY and BuNo are carried, in extremely small letters, on the vertical stabilizer in White.

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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.

added 26 Aug 02:41

26-03-1945


Aircraft model

F7F-3N

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_states.svg United States of America | Military > U.S. Navy > Naval Air Test Center

Registration number

368

Serial number

BuNo.80368

Aircraft

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80368 | 368

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80368 | 368

An F7F-3N (BuNo 80368) at the Naval Air Test Center (NATC), Patuxent River, Maryland, on 30 April 1945.

F7F-3N pilot's instrument panel. The Mk.8 gunsight is at the top center, with armament panel at the left. The small screen in the center is the[...]

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80368 | 368

An F7F-3N (BuNo 80368) at the Naval Air Test Center (NATC), Patuxent River, Maryland, on 30 April 1945.

Dorsal and ventral fins show clearly. The retractable boarding ladder is frequently seen in the down position even during flight. The canted[...]

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80368 | 368

An F7F-3N (BuNo 80368) at the Naval Air Test Center (NATC), Patuxent River, Maryland, on 30 April 1945.

The slim, clean fuselage lines are a sharp contrast to the massive engine nacelles. The wing leading edge air inlets are for oil coolers[...]

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80368 | 368

An F7F-3N (BuNo 80368) at the Naval Air Test Center (NATC), Patuxent River, Maryland, on 30 April 1945.

The Tigercats tail skid, ventral fins, nose wheel, modified vertical stabilizer, and radome are emphasized. Number 368 is carried in Temporary[...]

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80368 | 368

An F7F-3N (BuNo 80368) at the Naval Air Test Center (NATC), Patuxent River, Maryland, on 30 April 1945.

BuNo 80368 was 110th F7F produced, delivered on 26 March 1945.