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US Navy F9F Panther Prototypes

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US Navy F9F Panther Prototypes

Two Grumman F9F Panther prototypes in flight in 1948. The aircraft closer to the camera is the XF9F-3 (BuNo 122476), having an Allison J33-A-8 engine, the further plane is a XF9F-2, powered by a Pratt & Whitney J42-P-6 engine (a licence-built Rolls-Royce Nene).