Talk:Grumman F9F Panther

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Film observation[edit]

I was a member of vf154 on board the uss Yorktown cva 10, in 1954, we had f9f-5 panther jets. The film made was " Jet Carrier" by Otto Lang. The Yorktown was called " The Fighting Lady. Bob Taranto.

Thanks Bob! I'll keep an eye out for the film. - BillCJ 22:27, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

First Kill[edit]

The opening paragraph states that "The Panther ... was responsible for the first air kill in the war—the downing of a North Korean Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter" and later the article states that "On 3 July 1950, LTJG Leonard H. Plog of U.S. Navy's VF-51 flying an F9F-3 scored the first air victory of the war by shooting down a Yak-9."

This incident may have been the USN's first air-to-air victory (I'll have to check my sources to confirm) but the first overall air-to-air victory is generally considered to have been by USAF 1LT William Hudson, an F-82 Twin Mustang pilot, on 27 June 1950--almsot a week before Plog's claim--against a Yak fighter of some sort. 172.131.84.109 03:02, 1 June 2007 (UTC)RKH

According to the ACIG listing, Plog was not first by quite a few. http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_307.shtml for the information. -- Thatguy96 03:14, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
In the ACIG article "Honchos" you will find that a Panther actually achieved the FIRST JET-VS JET VICTORY IN HISTORY. Although both Soviets and Americans had earlier claims, the Amen's victory is the first one supported by the opposing sides' records. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.137.121.94 (talk) 19:31, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

The Hunt for Red October[edit]

According to the trivia page for Red October on IMDB, a plane of this type was the one that crashed on the aircraft carrier in the movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099810/trivia Can we get some more information about this and include it in the article? --Tiberius47 (talk) 03:11, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

If that was the case they edited an F-14 into the image —Preceding unsigned comment added by AVKent882 (talkcontribs) 15:58, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Second life as playground fixtures[edit]

I believe that a number of these aircraft were retired into playground fixtures. I know that one was installed at a neighborhood park in Costa Mesa, California and given a cement coating. Has this occurred elsewhere? knoodelhed (talk) 07:45, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi! Hmm. In "Wacker Park", in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, there used to be a steam locomotive and a fighter jet, displayed end to end, near the public restrooms, if I recall right. The steam locomotive was relocated to be a display by the "Depot Museum", while the airplane was sold, or given, to the first person with the legal means to haul it away. Sigh. But if I recall right, at the time I thought it was a, "Crusader". But now that I've seen your question, I wonder if that impression is in error. Maybe it was one of the "Panther" jets? That would make sense, as the cat is the local school mascot. Hmm. LeoStarDragon1 (talk) 20:58, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Only one loss in Korean War - Armstrong?[edit]

Neil Armstrong was brought down by a wire strung across a valley in Korea during the war. The article says only one F9F lost in the entire war - so was this Armstrong's aircraft? Little grape (talk) 19:18, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

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