Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z52

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z52

The CV-38 USS Shangri La, at the NAS San Diego carrier pier, February 1946.

This VMF(N)-534 Tigercat is spotted forward of the island as the ship prepares to get underway. Code is probably Z52, it was used for deck landing trials by pilot Chuck O'Malley.

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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 04:07

— February 1946


Aircraft model

F7F-3N

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_states.svg United States of America | Military > USMC > VMF(N)-534

Registration number

Z52

Aircraft

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z52

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z52

The CV-38 USS Shangri La, at the NAS San Diego carrier pier, February 1946.

This VMF(N)-534 Tigercat is spotted forward of the island as the ship prepares to get underway. Code is probably Z52, it was used for deck[...]