Grumman F11F (F-11) Tiger
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
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′
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.
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