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Grumman F11F (F-11) Tiger

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

 
 
Grumman F11F (F-11) Tiger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 29, 2008
1. Grumman F11F (F-11) Tiger Marker
Inscription. The design of the single-seat Tiger incorporated the Area Rule to reduce transonic and super-sonic drag. Its Coke bottle-shaped fuselage was narrower at the wings and tail, a concept developed by Richard Whitcomb of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Tiger featured a thin wing, fuselage-side intakes, a low-mounted tailplane, and an afterburning engine. The latter enabled the F11F to fly at 753 mph (1,112 kph). Tigers could reach altitudes of 42,000 feet (12,800 meters).

The Tiger production line was short-lived, with only 201 planes built from 1957-1958. The first 42 Tigers were produced with a short nose, while later planes like the one displayed here had a long nose. Squadron VF-33 flew Tigers off the Intrepid from 1958 through 1960.

The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team, flew Tigers from 1957-68. This plane served as Blue Angel 5 during the early 1960s. It is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida.

Did you know that during the test flight in September 1956, an F-11Tiger pilot crossed paths with his own cannon rounds during a dive, damaging the plane? The pilot survived in a crash landing.
 
Location. 40° 45.858′ 

Grumman F11F (F-11) Tiger image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 29, 2008
2. Grumman F11F (F-11) Tiger
N, 73° 59.988′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of 12 Avenue (Pier 86) and 46th Street on 12 Avenue (Pier 86). Touch for map. The marker is on the deck of the USS Intrepid. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grumman F-14 Tomcat (a few steps from this marker); Lockheed A-12 Blackbird (a few steps from this marker); Walton Hauling & Warehouse Corporation (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joe Horvath (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stage Door Canteen (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charles Mary Kubricht (b. 1946) (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Father Duffy Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nikola Tesla (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum-entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 29, 2008
3. Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum-entrance sign
USS Intrepid-on the deck image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 29, 2008
4. USS Intrepid-on the deck
USS Intrepid-World War II Score Card image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 29, 2008
5. USS Intrepid-World War II Score Card
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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