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Grumman F9F Cougar Aircraft Photos and Info

Date Last Revised: Dec. 27, 2012







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I have many old original black and white 8x10's and slides of warbirds and other aircraft in my collection, and will be posting them from time to time. All are for sale. Scans will continue to be posted on this site after the prints are sold.

Aircraft are posted below by military serial number, with the unidentified ones first. Click on the links to see the photo. I don't have the serial number on some but they are interesting photos so I'm posting them anyway. I welcome your comments and further details on these aircraft. Contact me. Scans will remain on this site after the prints are sold.

    Grumman Cougar in storage at Litchfield Naval Air Facility, Litchfield Park, AZ. Note the Panthers and Cougars behind it. Litchfield was the storage facility just west of Phoenix, before Davis Monthan down at Tucson.
Grumman Cougar landing on carrier. The back says "VT-22 student Ens. J. G. James landing aboard USS Antietam CVS-36 in an F9F-8B Cougar. Official U.S. Navy photo.
Grumman Cougar with Sidewinder missiles and drop tanks. The back says, "F9F-8 Cougar with Sidewinder."
Official U.S. Navy photo.
Grumman Cougar 203 on carrier. The back says, "Pilot in F9F-8 receiving directions from plane director after landing aboard U.S.S. Saratoga CVA-60 during the first day of flight operations. Official U.S. Navy photo dated 8/56.
    Grumman Cougar, Grumman photo 56324
    Grumman F9F-8 Cougar - - -071 with three missiles under right wing. 131071 or 141071.
    Grumman F9F-8P Cougar, Grumman photo 55816
Grumman F9F-6 Cougar 127216 with drop tanks and nose probe. It's the only one I've seen with tanks like that. Another photo, no drop tanks.
Grumman F9F-6 Cougar 127381, on tug. 115, Navy, Willow Grove, W,, being pulled out of hangar at Willow Grove. Official U.S. Navy photo, U.S. Naval Air Station, Willow Grove, PA. Note the 1940-50’s vehicles.
Grumman F9F-6 Cougar 127452, 452, Navy, at NADC Johnsville, PA, 12/10/58. Text, says F9F-6K2. Official U.S. Navy photo.
Grumman F9F-6P Cougar 127480, 1, Marines, MT
Grumman F9F-6 Cougar 128184, 101, Navy, Willow Grove, W, in, lineup, Navy blimp with “Be A Naval Aviation Cadet” on the side
Grumman F9F-6 Cougar 128240, 11, Navy70, Baugher: F9F-6 converted to F9F-6K.  SOC May 16, 1961. Does it say "Marines" under the word "Navy" back on the side there?
Grumman F9F-6P Cougar 128310, 11, Marines, MT 11
Grumman F9F-6K Cougar 130908, 53, Navy, GF, 7/27/59. Official U.S. Navy photo.
Grumman F9F-8 Cougar 131072: 072, Navy, China Lake, Sidewinder missiles. Text says, "F9F-8 Cougar in test flight of a Sidewinder missile over the Majave desert. Official U.S.Navy photo taken 3/22/56
  131208 Navy Blue Angles Grumman F9F-8 Cougars 131208, 131211, 131210. Baugher says, 131208 was Blue Angels #2.  Crashed Oct 18, 1956 at Pensacola, FL. Pilot killed. Photo ID 561142, And here's another photo that includes #1, 2, 3 and 4, with #2, 131208, the only one I can read the BuNo on with certainty. An official U.S. Navy photo from U.S. Naval Air Station, Willow Grove, PA, and prior to the 1956 crash date given above.
Grumman F9F-8 Cougar 131250, 304, Navy, VA26, Y, in lineup, 131153 next. At USNAS Moffett Field, text says, "ATG-3 aircraft coming aboard NAS Moffett for duty. Official USN photo taken 8/20/56.
  138881 Grumman F9F-8 Cougar 138881 instrument panel, two photo. Photo ID P-88505 and P-88507. I'm not absolutely certain of the BuNo.
Grumman F9F-8B (?) 141063, 207, Navy, V, 7, nose slid front, at U.S. Naval Air Facility, Litchfield Park, Phoenix, AZ, 6/6/57. See Corsairs behind. Official Bureau of Aeronautics photo.
Grumman F9F-8B Cougar 141077, 23, Marines, VMA-311, WL, 23
Grumman F9F-8B Cougar 141092, 1, Marines, VMAT-20, BY, 1. Official photo, U.S. Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC
  141129 Grumman F9F-8 Cougar 141129, Navy, in lineup, wings folded.
Grumman F9F-8B Cougar 141134, with drop tanks: 305, Navy, AK
Grumman F9F-8 Cougar 141140, with drop tanks, refueling probe, and missiles. Grumman factory photos 56806 (back) - 56805 (back) - 56804 (back) - 56803 (back) - 56807 (back). Note the "Confidential" info on the backs.
Grumman F9F-8 Cougar 141143, Navy. Text says, "US NAAS Chase Field." Official U.S. Navy photo.
Grumman QF-9J Cougar 141195, target drone. Navy. Baugher says: F9F-8 141195 converted to QF-9J. SOC Dec 6, 1972. Right side, and left side.
Grumman F9F-8T Cougar trainer 141667, with drop tanks. Navy. Baugher says this was the YF9F-8T, the first ‘8T trainer. Grumman factory photo 57534,
Grumman F9F-8T Cougar 142437. 22, 22, 3K. Official U.S. Navy photo.
Grumman F9F-8T Cougar 142438. Navy. Official U.S. Navy photo, text says, "US NAAS Chase Field, F9F-8T in the air.".
  142440 Grumman F9F-8T Cougar 142440. Photo looks like dusk, with flash.
Grumman TF-9J Cougar 142452. 428, Navy, VT-24, 3K. Baugher says: F9F-8T redesignated TF-9J in 1962. Right side.
  142470 Blue Angels Grumman Cougar 7, TF-9J 142470, U.S. Navy, Blue Angels, 7. According to Baugher this aircraft was used in the 1965 season. It still has the refueling probe on the nose.
Grumman F9F-8B Cougar 142991. 167, Navy, 67, 3F. Official U.S. Navy photo dated, 9/60
Grumman F9F-8P Cougar 144390. 8, Marines, CM.
Grumman F9F-8P Cougar 144412. Navy. Grumman factory photo 56360.
Grumman TF-9J Cougar 146408. 11, Marines, 11, VMI-1, BE. Baugher says: F9F-8T redesignated TF-9J in 1962.
Grumman TF-9J Cougar 146410. Navy, Johnsville. F9F-8T redesignated TF-9J in 1962..
Grumman F9F-8T Cougar 146416. 416, Navy, Glenview, 6416, 7V,
Grumman F9F-8T Cougar 147324. 5, M. Official photo, M.C.A.S. El Toro, 3/61


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