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Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« on: June 21, 2012, 08:33:41 AM »
Tigercat is quite sleek that's why I think she deserves sleeker engines like RR Griffon. Wings have been a little enlarged too.


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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 09:16:09 AM »
IL-28 nacelles.  Landing gear is built in !

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 09:40:00 AM »
A "simple" up-engining with a pair of R3350s, perhaps using Skyraider cowls?  A more ambitious racer version with R4360s?

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 10:38:59 AM »
The Griffons serve the overall aesthetic very well.   
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 10:58:53 AM »
The Griffons serve the overall aesthetic very well.

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 10:16:39 AM »
I've always been partial to Centaurus powered Tigercats.










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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 10:32:08 AM »
Good Lord those look sooooooo right!!!!!!!  8)

Any chance for some Suez stripes?
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 11:33:57 AM »
Good Lord those look sooooooo right!!!!!!!  8)

What he said!

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2012, 03:57:49 AM »
Hmmmm...I wonder what an F7F would look like if crossed with a Gloster Meteor?!  :o
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2012, 04:04:21 AM »
I did toy with something along just those lines a while back.  Will see if I can dig it up.
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2012, 02:06:20 PM »
This is good.  Just got mental flash for F7F bash......    Thanks.

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2012, 05:20:13 AM »
Hi folks,

A thread for your Ideas and Inspiration related to the Grumman XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2012, 05:25:06 AM »
To begin, what if the USN decided to actually procure the XF5F as a carrier fighter:




Possibly something like this (click on image to see more):

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2012, 07:13:26 AM »
for some reason the Skyrocket looks even better in RN colours.  There was another very nice build a few yrs ago on ARC.

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2012, 08:59:42 AM »
Done profiles of both types over the years including these:





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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2012, 09:30:58 AM »
Turboprop Tigercat?
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2012, 09:33:00 AM »
Either Tigercat or Skyrocket with a prone bombardier nose position ala P-38 as a light bomber?
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2012, 12:21:40 PM »
I posted in-line engined F5F at http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=22.150 together with asymmetric ones, zwilling ones, and today I work on jet-engined ones... Much more, from the other site, are on Grumman entry on my site http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/twin_boom_whatif_1939_45.htm

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2012, 02:29:46 PM »
R-1820 was fine for initial flight testing.
Operational F5F with R-2800 engines entering service in early 1943 would wreak havoc on IJN.

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2012, 06:06:45 PM »
I do have, as a future build plan, a centaurus powered FAA Tigercat in Operation Musketeer or Korean War era markings.

I might do up a French Navy one staying with R-2800 engines to go alongside it.

Does anyone know if Tigercats carried unguided rockets under the wings in real world practice?


I also thought the Tigercat might look good on floats as a bush plane. Considering that many found use as real world fire bombers, it wouldn't be hard to rig up a cargo capsule in the same fashion as the under fuselage retardant tank.
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2012, 08:20:01 PM »
I have plans to graft a Lockheed F-5 nose onto a XF5F to create a F5F-2P.

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2012, 12:15:32 AM »
I have plans to graft a Lockheed F-5 nose onto a XF5F to create a F5F-2P.

Great idea. Anxiously looking forward to the end result. 
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2012, 04:26:00 AM »
I do have, as a future build plan, a centaurus powered FAA Tigercat in Operation Musketeer or Korean War era markings.

Outstanding idea!



Does anyone know if Tigercats carried unguided rockets under the wings in real world practice?


Yes they could.  I have seen photos so equipped.


I also thought the Tigercat might look good on floats as a bush plane. Considering that many found use as real world fire bombers, it wouldn't be hard to rig up a cargo capsule in the same fashion as the under fuselage retardant tank.

Another great idea.



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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2012, 05:02:26 AM »
How about a crop duster derivative of the Tigercat...based on the firebombed version:


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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2012, 05:04:07 AM »
Another idea...Tigercat fighter but with cockpit canopy similar to the Bearcat.
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