Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z51

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z65

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z51; Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z65

VMF(N)-534's flight line at MCAS Miramar on 24 May 1946.

Codes Z51, Z65 visible. The nose markings are in a stencil style while the wing and tail numbers are solid.

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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 | Military > USMC > VMF(N)-534

Registration number

Z65

Aircraft

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z65

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z65

VMF(N)-534's flight line at MCAS Miramar on 24 May 1946.

Codes Z51, Z65 visible. The nose markings are in a stencil style while the wing and tail numbers are solid.

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z65

VMF(N)-534 F7F-3N Z65 at Naval Air Station Miramar on 24 May 1946.

Markings changed frequently during the immediate post war years. The squadron code and aircraft number are carried in White on the nose, while[...]



Aircraft model

F7F-3N

Operator

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

Registration number

Z51

Aircraft

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z51

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z51

VMF(N)-534's flight line at MCAS Miramar on 24 May 1946.

Codes Z51, Z65 visible. The nose markings are in a stencil style while the wing and tail numbers are solid.

Grumman F7F "Tigercat" | F7F-3N | Z51

VMF(N)-534 F7F-3Ns parked on the aft flight deck chocked but not yet secured for sea with underway tie-downs. CV-38 Shangri La, early 1946.

The ship's in-port colors are still flying (above wing of center aircraft) from flag staff. The squadron code "Z" and the aircraft number are[...]