Author Topic: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat  (Read 27747 times)

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2016, 08:37:20 AM »
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #76 on: July 11, 2016, 08:59:54 AM »
That is so cool.  Never would have thought to make the F7F a tail dragger.
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #77 on: November 06, 2016, 03:33:42 AM »
Interesting that the Plastic Borg mentioned installing the Vickers Class "S" class 40mm S Guns on a P-40.

I have plans (only on paper of course) to install a 75mm and maybe two 40mm guns on a F7F.  The 75mm could come from a Italeri HS-129B-3. Or would the cannon/barrel be shorter T13E1 / M5 design as installed in the B-25H (the online images of 1/72 B-25Hs kits do not have a full length cannon, just a stub). So would have the US used a stock 75mm barrel as used on a M4A3 Sherman? How accurate was the short barrel T13E1 / M5 75mm? 



Holy thread revival!!!  A Tigercat with Beech XA-38 Grizzly (see below) style proboscis would look cool.

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #78 on: November 06, 2016, 10:04:42 AM »
The barrel of the 75 used on the B-25H was a lightened, thin walled
version and was not the same as used on the Sherman.
The autoloader version developed for the Grizzly would not fit in an F7F.
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #79 on: November 30, 2019, 04:46:43 AM »
Random idea:  RAAF Tigercat instead of Beaufighter. Use this sort of scheme:

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #80 on: November 30, 2019, 09:23:53 AM »
The barrel of the 75 used on the B-25H was a lightened, thin walled
version and was not the same as used on the Sherman.
The autoloader version developed for the Grizzly would not fit in an F7F.

And if memory serves me correctly this lightened version formed the basis of the gun used in the Chaffee.

I recall reading the USAAF trialled the 75mm against the Molins Gun and were very impressed with the Molins. Extrapolate this with the knowledge that the 6pdr that was the basis of the Molins, was subsequently rebored to use US 75mm ammunition we have the potential of a 75mm Molins gun in USAAF aircraft.  ;)

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #81 on: December 03, 2019, 12:21:18 AM »
And if memory serves me correctly this lightened version formed the basis of the gun used in the Chaffee.
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #82 on: July 04, 2021, 09:11:08 AM »
Recce carrier borne USMC Grumman Tigercat.


Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #83 on: July 04, 2021, 05:47:14 PM »
I really like that. I hope you won't be offended by a suggestion? Perhaps raise the wing slightly to a more F7F-representitive position (shoulder high) and blank out the middle section of the canopy (where the wing spars would now go through), leaving the rest as is? I think that could really turn some heads.

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #84 on: July 04, 2021, 06:29:45 PM »
I really like this. I'm okay with less canopy as I hate panting canopies.  ;)
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #85 on: September 22, 2022, 03:38:54 AM »
Some whiffs I found:













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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #86 on: September 22, 2022, 04:35:39 AM »
Nice! For some reason, that first ASW whif has me thinking that a P-38-style 'droop snoot' would look good.
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #87 on: September 22, 2022, 08:05:21 AM »
Super Duper Tigercats   8)   :-*

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #88 on: September 23, 2022, 02:09:21 AM »
Looking at the images I think people forget just how narrow the Tigercat’s fuselage was:



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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #89 on: September 23, 2022, 07:42:29 AM »
was the draftsman sucking lemons when he drew the fuselage ?

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #90 on: September 24, 2022, 01:46:59 AM »
 ;D
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #91 on: Today at 08:08:27 AM »
Japanese reply to the Tigercat - the Kawasaki Ki-108 - pressurized cockpit.  There was also a turbo version for high altitude work.