Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80549 | 549

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80549 | 549

Another external store tested on BuNo.80549 was the Mk.13 aerial torpedo.

The box-like structure on the tail of the torpedo was a "break-away" plywood tail which improved drop trajectory and water entry.

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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-3N

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_states.svg United States of America | Other > Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation

Registration number

549

Serial number

BuNo.80549

Aircraft

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80549 | 549

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80549 | 549

On 18th March 1947.

The Mk.13 aerial torpedo was cleared for carriage on all F7F models. The weapon could be dropped from as high as 1000 feet and at speeds up to[...]

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80549 | 549

Another external store tested on BuNo.80549 was the Mk.13 aerial torpedo.

The box-like structure on the tail of the torpedo was a "break-away" plywood tail which improved drop trajectory and water entry.

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80549 | 549

Grumman retained F7F-3N (BuNo.80549) for use in external stores testing.

Various stores, including 300 gallon fuel tanks, were tested on the aircraft during its career at Grumman. The aircraft's retractable boarding[...]

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | BuNo.80549 | 549

F7F-3N (BuNo.80549) over Long Island, on 8 February 1946.

Distinctive features of the F7F-3N are the: "Droop snoot" radome, no nose guns, second cockpit with bulged canopy and no antenna mast. The pitot[...]