Planes and Choppers
Grumman Cougar at Intrepid
The Grumman F9F/F-9 Cougar was an aircraft carrier-based fighter aircraft for the United States Navy. Based on the earlier Grumman F9F Panther, the Cougar replaced the Panther's straight wing with a more modern swept wing. The Navy considered the Cougar an updated version of the Panther, despite having a different official name, and thus Cougars started off from F9F-6 upwards.
Seen here at the Intrepid Sea,Air & Space Museum NYC, June 2011.
Picture added on 13 January 2013 at 09:17