Grumman F11F-1 Tiger: Buck Danny, Aviator.

Grumman F11F-1 Tiger: Buck Danny,Aviator.

The F11F was the first Navy supersonic fighter,that’s a fact.Sadly it left a lot to be desired in some important areas: range,payload,electronics and poor engine performance and reliability.
The Tiger was nevertheless quite maneuverable and it was used by the US.Navy demostration team from 1957 until 1968, long after it was retired for its originally intended role.

Buck Danny heads the Blue Angels’ smooth Tigers.
Artist: Francis Bergese,of course.


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