The Grumman F9F Panther was the manufacturers first jet fighter and one of the US Navy's first successful carrier-based jet fighters. The Panther was the most widely used US Navy jet fighter of the Korean War and scored the first air to air kill by the US Navy during this period. The Panther was also the first jet aircraft used by the Blue Angels display team from 1949 until late 1954.
The model is of the F9F-2 version and is finished in the TB (Tail Blue) scheme of the US Navy, and because the F9F-2 Panther has a straight wing configuration and high tail it is an excellent choice for a first scale project.The Panther is fitted with a 70mm 10 blade glass filled nylon fan unit with metal shroud and 2200 motor that will give up to 2450g of thrust on a 6S pack, this gives the Panther a really good turn of speed and enables the model to perform large loops and climbing reversals for a real scale flying experience. It is made of tough foam which has been coated with polycarbonate, this not only makes it incredibly strong but also provides a smooth unblemished scale finish. Another feature of this model is that it has functional scale auxiliary intakes, these are located on the top of the fuselage and are sprung loaded, as power is applied these intakes are sucked open to provide more intake air without the need for cheater holes. The servo's, retracts (with gear doors),flaps, and unit are pre-installed and final assembly is minimal and should only require approximately one evenings work to have it ready for the flying field.
• Powerful 6S