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F9F Cougar in Detail and Scale by Bert Kinzey, Rock Roszak

By Bert Kinzey, Rock Roszak

The well known aspect & Scale sequence maintains with the most recent name, F9F Cougar intimately & Scale, protecting the advance, background, colour schemes, markings, and information of 1 of the U.S. Navy’s first operational swept wing jet opponents. over the last 35 years, element & Scale has released six monographs, sixty nine complete sized volumes, and, previous this yr, its first digital-only e-book, F3H Demon intimately & Scale. The electronic aspect & Scale sequence now maintains with F9F Cougar intimately & Scale, the main accomplished and targeted e-book ever released in this iconic airplane from the Grumman Ironworks.

F9F Cougar intimately & Scale keeps the sequence concentrate on particular plane info, together with cockpit, fuselage, wings, touchdown equipment, engine and armament, however it comprises much more. It incorporates a designated examine the developmental background of the F9F Cougar, that starts off with the prototypes, and keeps with the F9F-6 in either fighter and photo-reconnaissance types, and the F9F-7 Allison-engined version. eventually, it covers the last word F9F-8 variation in its fighter, assault, and photo-reconnaissance types, in addition to the two-seat F9F-8T. This plane, therefore precise because the TF-9J, stuffed a coaching function with the army till the mid-1970s, and used to be the one model of the Cougar to determine strive against while the Marines used the plane within the quickly FAC function in Vietnam.

A finished pilots’ document is integrated, that includes recollections from 5 Naval aviators who flew each Cougar variation. The plane info bankruptcy, lengthy the hallmark of the aspect & Scale sequence, covers the cockpit, windscreen and cover, inner armament, fuselage, wings, pylons & exterior shops, touchdown equipment, tail and engine assemblies. This bankruptcy on my own comprises greater than one hundred thirty images, regularly in colour, that spotlight each point of this crucial aircraft.

Another bankruptcy covers all the paint schemes featured on Cougars as they have been flown via the army and Marines, together with a bit on drone and drone controller plane. this is often by way of a entire, 10-section bankruptcy on army and Marine squadrons that flew all editions of the Cougar in the course of its operational carrier. eventually, as with every books within the aspect & Scale sequence, an in depth examine all the scale version kits which were published of the Cougar is gifted, together with a preview of the 2 new F9F kits being published by way of the Kitty Hawk Modeling corporation in 2014.

F9F Cougar intimately & Scale positive aspects greater than 70,000 phrases of textual content, over four hundred pages, greater than 530 images, colour aspect drawings, and forty three complete colour plane profiles which literally depict the Cougar in various colourful schemes.

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S. Navy) --- "China Lake Redbird" is shown in this photo. Note the extra blade antennas on the top of the nose, just ahead of the windscreen, and below, in front of the nose gear. S. Navy) The BuNo of this aircraft, 130893, Indicates that It was originally an F9F-7. It Is being used here In the drone configuration, and has an unusual device on Its right wingtip. S. Navy) 40 F9F-6 Cougars were also converted to drones. Originally designated F9F-6D, the designation was later changed to DF-9F. F9F-6 drone controllers were F9F-6Ks, to become QF-9F and QF-9Gs after 1962.

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