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Description Criteria: Cougar
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:36:28 2016
126257 ... 126264
Grumman F9F-6 Cougar
Model G-93
126670 ... 126672
Grumman XF9F-6 Cougar
Model G-93.  Swept wings and horizontal tail surfaces fitted to uncompleted F9F-5 Panther airframes.
126670 first flight Sep 20, 1951.  By 1997 was at Smithsonian's Silver Hill facility.  Now at Udvar-Hazy
Center of NASM, Chantilly, Virginia
126671 was static test airframe.
127216 ... 127470
Grumman F9F-6 Cougar
Model G-93.  Redesignated F-9F in 1962
127259 converted to QF-9G. Crashed on manned flight at China Lake, CA Oct 27, 1964. Pilot bailed out.
127271 converted to F9F-6K.  SOC May 26, 1960.
127273 (F9F-6K) crashed between Airfield Gate and the Fuel Farm at NOTS China Lake, CA.
Pilot killed.
127274 was in San Diego Aerospace Museum painted as a Blue Angels
aircraft.  Destroyed in a fire in 1978.
127319 converted to F9F-6D drone director.  To NAF R&D China Lake ca 1959
127341 converted to F9F-6K.  Expended as target at China Lake, CA in 1961.  SOC Sep 14, 1961
127473 ... 127492
Grumman F9F-6P Cougar
Model G-93
127484 Used as a children’s play thing in Boysen Park, Anaheim, CA. Stored at Litchfield Park before it was rescued by the City of Anaheim 
November 1959. The jet was placed in what is now Boysen Park with the cockpit controls intact and the storage areas open for 
crawling and exploring. After several years, metal had started to warp and sharpen at the edges. In 1967 it was layered in metal mesh, 
then covered with a two-inch thick coat of gunite, a mixture of cement and latex glue. The cockpit controls and seat were removed, 
and the crawl spaces were sealed off.
127487 at Tourist Center, Hampton Inn, Havelock, NC in 2008.  N9FP cancelled  Apr 18, 1989, C of R not issued. Owned by 
US Marine Corps Museum, still on loan and displayed at the Havelock, NC Tourist & Event Center
128055 ... 128294
Grumman F9F-6 Cougar
Model G-93.  Redesignated F-9G in 1962.
128058 converted to QF-9G
128109 in National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL.
128111 (VF-153) crashed at what is now China Camp State Park, San Rafael, CA
Jan 29, 1954.  Pilot killed.
128113 converted to QF-9G.  Wreck spotted on San Nicholas Island, California Nov 2008.
128129 was Blue Angels #1.  Pilot ejected through canopy in
uncontrolled supersonic dive over Pickens, MS Aug 4, 1953, pilot survived.
128138 Assigned to NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, NAS Moffett Field, CA May 9, 1955 to Aug 3, 1955.
Used for flying qualities, stability and control, and performance evaluations.
Used for boundary layer control, STOL and V/STOL research. 
128148 converted to F9F-6K.  SOC Jun 23, 1960.
128149 converted to QF-9G. Expended as target at China Lake, CA Feb 24, 1965. SOC Mar 17, 1965.
128150 was at Kissimmee, FL Nov 2005 but may have gone to Marengo OH.
128151 converted to QF-9G. Expended as target at China Lake, CA Feb 12, 1965. SOC Mar 1, 1965.
128152 converted to QF-9G. SOC Nov 20, 1968.
128157 converted to F9F-6K2. SOC May 23, 1961.
128162 converted to QF-9G. SOC Mar 29, 1965.
128164 converted to QF-9G. Lost at China Lake, CA Apr 15, 1965. SOC Apr 27, 1965.
128169 converted to F9F-6K.  SOC Jun 9, 1960
128191 converted to F9F-6K.  SOC Jun 29, 1961.
128212 damaged by crashing 126427 aboard USS Midway Mar 31, 1954
128215 converted to QF-9G
128216 converted to F9F-6K2. to NAF R&D China Lake ca 1959.  SOC Oct 22, 1959.
128233 converted to F9F-6K. To NAF R&D China Lake by May 1959.  Crashed at China Lake, CA Aug 8, 1959. 
SOC Aug 24, 1959.
128237 converted to F9F-6K.  SOC Apr 5, 1961.
128240 converted to F9F-6K.  SOC May 16, 1961
128246 converted to F9F-6D drone director.  To NAF R&D China Lake by Oct 1959
128249 converted to F9F-6KD
128250 converted to F9F-6K. Crashed at China Lake, CA Aug 19, 1959. SOC Sep 1, 1959.
128257 damaged by crashing F2H-2 126427 aboard USS Midway Mar 31, 1954
128263 converted to F9F-6K.  SOC Mar 17, 1960.
128284 photographed in school year at unknown date or location.
128288 converted to F9F-6K2.  SOC Oct 10, 1961
128290 converted to QF-9G
128295 ... 128310
Grumman F9F-6P Cougar
Model G-93
128298 stripped airframe exists in private collection in Ohio.  Sold to Bob Wynn of Foley, Alabama during late 2011 
and was on display at his property.
130752 ... 131062
Grumman F9F-7 Cougar
Model G-93.  Redesignated F-9H in 1962.
130763 at Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY
130783 converted to F9F-7K.  SOC Feb 3, 1961.
130786 converted to F9F-7K. SOC Jul 16, 1959.
130791 converted to F9F-7K.  Expended as target at China Lake, CA May 10, 1961.  SOC Sep 14, 1961.
130802 converted to drone status in 1965 as F9F-6K2.  Later
redesignated F-9H and SOC Oct 1962.  Now on display at 
National Warplane Museum, Elmira-Corning, New York
130805 converted to F9F-7K. To NAF R&D China Lake by Nov 1959.  Crashed at China Lake, CA Dec 17, 1959
130810 converted to F9F-7K.  SOC Apr 20, 1960.
130828 at NAS Johnsville in 1961
130830 converted to F9F-7K.  SOC Jun 8, 1961.
130837 converted to F9F-7K2.  Crashed into approach lights on landing at China Lake, CA Apr 5, 1961.  SOC Jun 1, 1961.
130842 converted to F9F-7K.  SOC Nov 16, 1960.
130862 converted to test the feasibility of flexdeck operations
130853 converted to test the feasibility of flexdeck operations
130864 delivered from Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, NY.
Assigned to NACA, Langley Research Center, Langley Field, VA Jan 20, 1954 to Nov 25, 1959.
Assigned to NAS Norfolk, VA.
130865 converted to F9F-7K.  SOC Mar 31, 1960.
130867 converted to F9F-7K.  To NAF R&D China Lake by May 1959.  Crashed at China Lake, CA May 19, 1960.
130870/130919 delivered as F9F-6
130872 converted to F9F-7K.  SOC Jun 15, 1961.
130877 converted to F9F-7K.  SOC Mar 21, 1961.
130882 converted to F9F-7K.  SOC Aug 25, 1960
130886 converted to QF-9G. SOC Jan 30, 1970.
130905 converted to F9F-7K. To NAF R&D China Lake by May 1959.  Crashed at China Lake, CA Oct 27, 1959.
130913 converted to F9F-7K.  Crashed at China Lake, CA Nov 23, 1960.
130920/131062 delivered as F9F-6
130929 with VF-191 "Satan's Kittens" in the mid-1950s.
130930 converted to F9F-6D drone director.  To NAF R&D China Lake by Nov 1959
130942 converted to F9F-6K.  SOC Jun 14, 1960
130957 converted to F9F-6D. SOC while stored at China Lake, CA Apr 17, 1959.
130958 converted to F9F-6K.  SOC Jan 28, 1960.
130959 converted to QF-9G. Expended as target at China Lake, CA Feb 17, 1965. SOC Mar 1, 1965.
130966 converted to QF-9G. SOC Nov 24, 1964
130971 converted to F9F-6K. SOC Oct 21, 1959.
130981 converted to QF-9G. SOC Jul 17, 1964.
130985 damaged by crashing F2H-3 126427 aboard USS Midway Mar 31, 1954
130992 converted to QF-9G. SOC Feb 18, 1964.
130999 converted to QF-9G. SOC Jun 18, 1964.
131004 damaged by crashing F2H-3 126427 aboard USS Midway Mar 31, 1954
131037 converted to F9F-6K2.  SOC Sep 8, 1961.
131042 converted to QF-9G. SOC Feb 10, 1967
131061 converted to F9F-6K. Crashed at China Lake, CA Oct 6, 1959. SOC Oct 19, 1959.
131063 ... 131251
Grumman F9F-8 Cougar
Model G-99.  Redesignated F-9J in 1962
131063 at Pate Museum, Bourland, TX.  In 2009 was on loan to Texas Air Museum Caproc Chapter, Lubbock, TX
131069 to NAF R&D China Lake by Apr 1956
131072 To NAF R&D China Lake by Mar 1956-Sep 1958
131074 to TAF-9J
131075 to VX-5 ca 1955
131086 assigned to NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, NAS Moffett Field, CA Jan 6, 1955 to Feb 7, 1955.
Used for flying qualities, stability and control, and performance evaluations.
Modified with gun sight tracking displays.  To VX-5 by Mar 1955.
131159 to NAF Inyokern by Feb 1955.  To NAF R&D China Lake by Sep 1958
131205 was Blue Angels No 1
131208 was Blue Angels No 2.
131208 was Blue Angels #2.  Crashed Oct 18, 1956 at Pensacola, FL.
Pilot killed.
131213 was Blue Angels #6.  Crashed into sand dune Mar 24, 1955 at
Corpus Christi, TX.  Pilot killed.
131230 (MSN 168C) on display at National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL.
131232 at Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA.
131252 ... 131255
Grumman F9F-6P Cougar
Model G-93.  Redesignated RF-9F in 1962.
134234 ... 134244
Grumman F9F-8 Cougar
Model G-99
134243 assigned to Naval Air Reserve Training Command based at NAS New Orleans, LA May 1962.
134245 ... 134433
Grumman F9F-6 Cougar
Model G-93.  Contract cancelled
134446 ... 134465
Grumman F9F-6P Cougar
Model G-93
134451 seen at Stellar Air Park, AZ in Jul 1981.  Under restoration at Reno/Stead, NV Dec 2009
In 2013 was seen in pieces on taxiway at Reno/Stead
138823 ... 138898
Grumman F9F-8 Cougar
Model G-99
138830 to MASDC by Nov 1969
138876 seen in 2005 in Fred Weisbrod Aviation Museum, Pueblo, CO
138890 to TAF-9J
141030 ... 141229
Grumman F9F-8 Cougar
Model G-99.  Redesignated F-9J in 1962
141050 to NAF R&D China Lake by Apr 1956
141058 noted Dec 2007 with Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler, Texas.
141065 crashed into Pacific Ocean off Southern California in mid 1960s, pilot ejected and survived.
141068 assigned to VF-81 with US Navy at Andrews AFB, MD in Sep 1955
141086 to NAF China Lake by Sep 1956
141117 at USS Intrepid Museum, NY.
141121 (MSN 368C) to MASDC as 3F0157 Apr 23, 1970.  At Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson AZ.
141124 at Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.
141136 on display at USS Midway Museum, San Diego, CA. However, the plane with this serial number is actually a Panther. 
141152 on display at Korean Aerospace Industry Aerospace Museum, Sacheon AFB.
141171 (VA-76) crashed into sea after aborted catapult launch from USS Intrepid
(CVA-11) Jun 11, 1958.  Aircraft disintegrated upon impact and pilot was killed.
141187 converted to QF-9J. SOC Jun 23, 1967.
141188 converted to QF-9J. SOC May 2, 1967.
141193 converted to QF-9J. SOC Nov 18, 1969.
141194 converted to QF-9J. Expended at China Lake, CA May 27, 1968.  SOC Jul 2, 1968.
141195 converted to QF-9J. SOC Dec 6, 1972.
141200 converted to QF-9J. SOC May 2, 1967
141201 converted to QF-9J. SOC May 12, 1967.
141203 converted to QF-9J. SOC Jun 6, 1973.
141218 converted to QF-9J. SOC Jun 7, 1973.
141223 converted to QF-9J. SOC Feb 3, 1967.
141648 ... 141666
Grumman F9F-8 Cougar
Model G-99.  Redesignated F-9J in 1962
141649 converted to QF-9J.  SOC due to damage Jan 20, 1974.
141652 to QF-9J.  SOC due damage Dec 13, 1972. 
141655 to NAF Chinal Lake by Sep 1956.
141666 to QF-9J.  SOC due damage Jul 23, 1970.
141667 ... 141667
Grumman YF9F-8T Cougar
Model G-105.  Redesignated TF-9J in 1962
141668 ... 141727
Grumman F9F-8P Cougar
Model G-99.  Redesignated RF-9J in 1962
141675 (MSN 8) assigned civilian registration of N9256 and transferred in
1999 to Global Aeronautical Museum, Tucson, AZ.  Later at town of Buckeye, AZ.  On display in
Yanks Air Museum, Chino, California Nov 2009.
141683 on loan to FAA National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center [NAFEC-14], Atlantic City, NJ as N473 
registered Feb 13, 1962, cancelled Nov 14, 1963
141688 at Johnsville NAS in 1961.
141690 (VF-32) flamed out shortly after takeoff from NAS Cecil Field Jun 24, 1957.  Pilot ejected safely
141694 on loan to FAA National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC-15) as N474
141702 put on display at USS Midway Museum, San Diego, CA in 2007.  
141722 (MSN 55) at MCAS El Toro, CA. Now on display at Flying
Leathernecks Museum, Miramar, CA
142437 ... 142532
Grumman F9F-8T Cougar
Model G-105.  Redesignated TF-9J in 1962
142441 remains spotted about 25 mi NW of the airfield at China Lake, California in Nov 1997. 
142442 to NTF-9J.  Preserved at the William Krieger Memorial Park at Woodridge, NY. ‘Blue Angels’ color scheme code ‘7’.
142463 (MSN 27) to Argentine Navy as 0516/3-A-151 May 31, 1962.  This aircraft passed the sound barrier piloted by 
Lieutenant Commander Rafael Serra during a test flight prior to its acceptance at Norfolk NAS, thus becoming 
the first Argentine naval aircraft which broke the sound barrier.  To Argentine Naval Air Museum Jul 1988
142470 was '7' of Blue Angels.
142498 (MSN 62) to Argentine Navy as 0517/3-A-152 May 31, 1962.
Became N42WJ, w/o Oct 31, 1991.
142523 (MSN 87)
142954 ... 143012
Grumman F9F-8T Cougar
Model G-105.  Redesignated TF-9J in 1962
142976 up for sale on the web.  Had been in the yard of Chesapeake Mini Storage at Baltimore/Glenn L Martin State Airport. 
Last reported May 2001.  In 2013 was acquired by Glenn L Martin Aviatin Museum.
142985 was on display in disrepair at Moulton Field, Tuskegee, Alabama.  Acquired by the Hickory Aviation Museum, North
Carolina in May 2014.  Arrived on Aug 5, 2014 at the Hickory Aviation Museum, North Carolina.  
144271 ... 144376
Grumman F9F-8 Cougar
Model G-99.  Redesignated F-9J in 1962
144272 to QF-9J, later to TAF-9J.  SOC Dec 20, 1973.
144275 was displayed for many years at City of Richmond, Virginia's Visitor Center Travelland, but was 
deteriorating.  Donated back to US Navy and transported to NAS Patuxent River, MD for
display at the museum.  Was incorrectly marked as 144276.
144280 converted to QF-9J. SOC Oct 8, 1968.
144288 to QF-9J.  SOC Aug 11, 1972.
144289 converted to QF-9J. SOC Jun 26, 1969.
144290 converted to QF-9J. SOC due damage May 27, 1970.
144295 converted to QF-9J. SOC Feb 6, 1970.
144297 converted to QF-9J. SOC Dec 3, 1968.
144300 converted to QF-9J. SOC Oct 3, 1968.
144312 converted to QF-9J. SOC due damage Sep 23, 1971.
144318 converted to QF-9J. SOC Jun 24, 1969.
144334 with VA-126
144343 converted to QF-9J. SOC Jul 10, 1968.
144334 with VA-126
144345 converted to QF-9J. SOC Jul 23, 1968.
144347 to QF-9J
144352 converted to QF-9J. SOC Jun 3, 1968.
144363 converted to QF-9J. SOC Aug 11, 1972.
144365 engine blew up after takeoff from NAS Chase Field, Beeville, TX Jul 8, 1959 and
belly-landed.  Pilot walked away OK.  This plane is also listed as being in the
collection of the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL.  Displayed at the Florida 
Welcome Center off I-10 AL/FL State line, eastbound. ‘Blue Angels’ color scheme code ‘1’. Wears false marks of 131205. 
Last noted Nov 2009.
144366 converted to QF-9J.  SOC Nov 19, 1973.
144373 converted to QF-9J. SOC Jul 19, 1968.
144377 ... 144426
Grumman F9F-8P Cougar
Model G-99.  Redesignated RF-9J in 1962
144388 stripped airframe exists in private collection in Ohio.  Noted at Estrella Warbirds Museum, Paso Robles,
California in Jan 2012.
144402 was at National Warplane Museum, Genesco, NY.  Moved to MAPS Air Museum, North Canton, Ohio
144426 (MSN 110) to MASDC as 3F0093.  Now at Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.
146342 ... 146425
Grumman F9F-8T Cougar
Model G-105.  Redesignated TF-9J in 1962.
146381 lost over Pacific off California Jun 19, 1961.  2 killed.
146417 was in storage at Naval Air Depot, NAS North Island, CA.  In 2008 was at
Evergreen Museum, McMinnville, OR, painted in Blue Angels livery.
146425 designated NTF-9J for use at Naval Weapons Evaluation Facility with an experimental radar installation.
147270 ... 147429
Grumman F9F-8T Cougar
Model G-105.  Transfers to MASDC from www.amarcexperience.com
147276 was on display at National Naval Aviation Museum,
Pensacola, FL.  Currently loaned out and on display on USS Lexington, Corpus Christi, TX in 2010
147283 to MASDC as 3F0311 May 3, 1972.  With Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, Michigan
147287 with Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Museum.  Jan 2007
reported to be derelict at former Tom Reilly Museum,
Kissimee, FL
147315 wreck seen in woods near Fort Benning, GA. Was placed there by helicopter for use as a training aid. 
147344 seen at Memphis NATTC Oct 21, 1975
147380 crashed Jun 23, 1961 10 mi N of Indio, CA.  Both crew killed.  Aircraft struck ground while inverted, pilot
ejected but chute did not have time to blossom.  Other crewman did not eject.
147385 was on display at Patriots Point Museum, Charlestown, SC.   Currently displayed in the hangar on USS Yorktown, 
Charleston, NC
147397 to MASDC as 3F0359.  Later at Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.
147404 used by Blue Angels as #7.  Reported to have crashed Apr 10, 1960 at
Colorado Springs, CO due to power failure on takeoff.  Both
crew killed.
147418 Last reported stored at Camp Shelby, MS Sep 2008. Was due to go to the Veterans Memorial Museum at Huntsville, AL.
168250 ... 168261
Boeing EA-18G Lot 33 Growler
168250 (MSN G-32) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-130, VAQ-129
168251 (MSN G-33) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-130
168252 (MSN G-34) assigned to VAQ-129
168253 (MSN G-35) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-130
168254 (MSN G-36) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-130
168255 (MSN G-37) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-130
168256 (MSN G-38) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-139, loaNed to VAQ-132.
Assigned to VAQ-139 "Cougars".  Noted aboard CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson at Freemantle, Western
Australia Apr 2015.
168257 (MSN G-39) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-139.  Assigned to VAQ-139 "Cougars".  Noted aboard 
CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson at Freemantle, Western Australia Apr 2015
168258 (MSN G-40) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-139.  Assigned to VAQ-139 "Cougars".  Noted aboard CVN-70 
USS Carl Vinson at Freemantle, Western Australia Apr 2015
168259 (MSN G-41) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-139.  Assigned to VAQ-139 "Cougars".  Noted aboard CVN-70 
USS Carl Vinson at Freemantle, Western Australia Apr 2015
168260 (MSN G-42) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-139.  Assigned to VAQ-139 "Cougars".  Noted aboard CVN-70 
USS Carl Vinson at Freemantle, Western Australia Apr 2015
168261 (MSN G-43) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-136
168262 (MSN G-44) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-136
168263 (MSN G-45) assigned to VAQ-129, VAQ-136 

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