Specifications for the
Grumman F7F Tigercat
Carrier-Borne Nightfighter / Heavy Fighter Aircraft
Focus Model: Grumman F7F-4N Tigercat
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Grumman - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1944
Length: 45.28 ft (13.8 m)
Width: 51.51 ft (15.70 m)
Height: 16.73ft (5.10 m)
Weight (Empty): 16,270 lb (7,380 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 25,728 lb (11,670 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W Double Wasp 18-cylinder radial piston engines developing 2,100 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 460 mph (740 kmh; 400 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,181 miles (1,900 km)
Service Ceiling: 40,354 ft (12,300 m; 7.6 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 4,530 feet-per-minute (1,381 m/min)
4 x 20mm M2 cannons in wingroots, two to a wing.
4 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns in underfuselage position, two to a fuselage side (later removed).
2 x 1,000lb bombs
1 x Torpedo
XF7F-1 - Prototype Model Designation; 2 constructed.
F7F-1 - Initial Fighter-Bomber Production Model; fitted with 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-22W radial piston engines; 34 examples produced.
F7F-1N - Dedicated Single-Seat Night-Fighter; fitted with APS-6 radar system.
XF7F-2N - Improved Prototype Night-Fighter Model; single example.
F7F-2N - Dedicated Two-Seat Night-Fighter Model based on XF7F-2N prototype; one fuel tank removed for radar space; 65 examples produced.
F7F-3 - "Improved" Fighter-Bomber Version; fitted with 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W radial piston engines; improved higher-altitude performance; enlarged fuel tanks; lengthened tail fin; 189 examples produced.
F7F-3N - Dedicated Two-Seat Night-Fighter based on the F7F-3 production model; lengthened nose assembly for radar system; 60 examples produced.
F7F-3E - Electronic Warfare Aircraft converted from F7F-3 models.
F7F-3P - Photographic Reconnaissance Aircraft converted from F7F-3 models.
F7F-4N - Dedicated Two-Seat Night-Fighter; reinforced throughout with arrestor hook for carrier-based operations; lengthened nose assembly for radar system; 13 examples produced.