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Grumman Cats (If you're a Tomcat fan you might want to see this)
« on: November 07, 2007, 07:22:13 AM »
I'm been wanting to clarify on this. How many Grumman Cats are there EXACTLY?

I know the wildcat, the hellcat,, the tomcat, and some other dubious ones or nicknames in between. Anybody have clarification on the F-8?
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Re: Grumman Cats (If you're a Tomcat fan you might want to see this)
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 10:24:10 PM »
I'm been wanting to clarify on this. How many Grumman Cats are there EXACTLY?

I know the wildcat, the hellcat,, the tomcat, and some other dubious ones or nicknames in between. Anybody have clarification on the F-8?
Weren't the f-8 called the last of the gunslingers?

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Re: Grumman Cats (If you're a Tomcat fan you might want to see this)
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007, 11:52:09 PM »
Hello Raptor,

I think I'm one of the biggest fan's of the F-14 Tomcat alive  ;)

So here a small list of all cats, that where produced by Grumman.
This also includes other cat species, like the Jaguar, etc, etc:

- F-4F Wildcat
- F-6F Hellcat
- F-7F Tigercat
- F-8F Bearcat
- F-9F Panther
- F-9 Cougar
- XF-10F Jaguar
- F-11 Tiger
- F-14 Tomcat

Hope this helps.
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Re: Grumman Cats (If you're a Tomcat fan you might want to see this)
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007, 06:30:39 AM »
Whoa. That many?

Thanks. That should be very useful in future. Any chance the list might expand in future?
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Re: Grumman Cats (If you're a Tomcat fan you might want to see this)
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2007, 05:46:05 PM »
I don't know but I don't think the next Cat wil come up before 2030-2040-2050. Why? Because of the F-35. It will be used in the USMC and in the USN (where Grumman sells his Cats).
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Re: Grumman Cats (If you're a Tomcat fan you might want to see this)
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007, 07:40:36 AM »
Just did some reading-apparently the Tomcat was supposed to be the very last one of all the Grumman naval cats. And the neat thing is that it's unique in more than just the fact it has the last cat name. It was to be the only var-geo wing naval fighter, among a lot of other things.
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Re: Grumman Cats (If you're a Tomcat fan you might want to see this)
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2007, 01:33:44 AM »
In the early 1990s Grumman Aerospace decided it had gotten too expensive to continue developing fighter and attack aircraft for the US armed services. Then Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney canceled the proposed A-6F, the A-12 still in development, and acquisition of the F-14D. Grumman saw the handwriting on the wall. Too bad. They'd had a combat plane under contract with the US Navy since WWI. So, I'd bet we've seen the last of the Cats.

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Re: Grumman Cats (If you're a Tomcat fan you might want to see this)
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2007, 10:36:39 AM »
Thanks for the info...

Welcome to Milavia, Bigs.

Well, it's a pity, i'd say. The cats were one of the best fighters ever to fly.
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