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Grumman F9F-2 "Panther" Lego model
Grumman F9F-2
About this creation
The F9F Panther entered service in 1949 (maiden flight in 1947). It was the first Grumman jet fighter, first Carrier-Borne Navy jet fighter in combat, first USN jet to shoot down an enemy airplane, first jet aircraft used by the Blue Angels. A total of 1,382 F9Fs were made. The Panther was removed from front-line service in 1956.
The brightest and most colorful paint schemes usually are found on drones and training aircraft. In stark contrast to the light gull grey over white these trainers were adorned with big bold red stripes to make them more visible. Approaching the end of its military life the F9F-2 123412 was assigned to ATU-206 located at NAS Pensacola Advanced Training Unit.

Features:

Jack Stone pilot
folding wings
tail skid
removing the tail section from the aircraft for engine easy access
nose section removed for access the armament
retractable landing gear



Scale 1/33



The Panther played a prominent role in the 1954 movie "Men of the Fighting Lady" (also known as "Panther Squadron"). The F9F was featured in the flying sequences in the 1955 movie "The Bridges at Toko-Ri" with William Holden and Grace Kelly.









Folding wings and retractable tail skid. Originally the Panther's wings were designed to fold to the vertical as shown here.



Notice the slight dyhedral of the wings.



Pratt & Whitney J42-P-6 (a copy of the Rolls Royce "Nene"; the MiG-15 was also propelled by a copy of the Nene).



Nose section removed for access the armament (4 X 20 mm M-3 cannons)





Permanently mounted wing tip fuel tanks were added to the production model to increase the range.



Retractable landing gear.



6 5 inch (127 mm) rockets on underwing hardpoints. 2 X 500 lbs bombs.





Removing the tail section from the aircraft for engine easy access




Comments

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  March 22, 2014
I think that this plane is arguably one of the best lego plane models around.
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  December 22, 2013
Hi Kurt. This one : 30384 Windscreen 4 x 7 x 2 Round http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/30384
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  December 21, 2013
Very innovative. I love the intakes and the nose: those are the selling features of this aircraft for me. The rest is flawlessly executed. One question: What piece did you use for the cockpit windscreen?
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  August 14, 2012
If you made just the instructions and sold them,you'd get rich pretty dang quick.Excellent job.
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  May 7, 2012
WELL DONE JOHN
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  January 14, 2012
Outstanding! Amazingly detailed, accurate, and you depicted one of my favourite airplanes.The weapon load looks really nice. Well done!
john lamarck
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Josh Guilbert
  February 24, 2011
Holy cow!!!! Talk about detail thats the best detailed plane ive seen today
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  November 27, 2010
I've been researching the Nene (trying to figure out what an unknown engine was) and it looks like you got it spot on, which carries over to the rest of the aircraft. Good lego aviation models are hard to come by, and this gives me hope of spotting others on this site
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  November 24, 2010
I love this effort. The folding wings, the detachable rear fuselage, the engine detail, the detachable nose, the guns...and the overall shape is perfect. Very well done indeed!
john lamarck
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malydilnar Your a stalker if you want my last name
  November 20, 2010
wow, this is pretty amazing. You captured the shape perfectly. Anyway, could you make it dark blue, it would look like the navy carrier version. BTW, could you please check out my bf-109g6?
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  June 9, 2010
Astoundingly detailed and accurate; How did I miss your page? I tip my hat to a master of LEGO aircraft modeling.
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  June 9, 2010
Astoundingly detailed and accurate; How did I miss your page? I tip my hat to a master of LEGO aircraft modeling.
 I like it 
  May 16, 2010
so much detail
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  May 16, 2010
so much detail
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  May 7, 2010
Many nice details, but I especially like the removable nose and armament! ("Nice nose-job!") Excellent!
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  April 4, 2010
Nice! Would you Join my Custom lego weapons contest?
  April 4, 2010
Nan, the Mig15's engine is a copy of British Nene.
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  April 4, 2010
Man this is an awsome MOC. I have never seen a Panther as a lego before. Oh by the way the Mig-15 engine was an illegal copy of that engine.
john lamarck
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That LDD Guy
  April 3, 2010
Very nice plane!
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  April 3, 2010
No paint, only tape and stickers.
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  April 3, 2010
STUNNING. Inside and out, functional parts and paint job.
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  April 3, 2010
Awesome man! That panther is really sweet, I don't think I've seen a F9F in legos before. Keep up the great work!
john lamarck
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FOX McCLOUD
  April 2, 2010
very good. now,i'm gonna try to make a plane...
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  April 2, 2010
Amazing! I live in Pensacola, so for me, this really stands out. I especially like all of the details you've packed into the engine and the weapons. Those old planes are so beautiful!
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  April 2, 2010
Superb- this looks incredible! The colours and details are epic, 5 stars
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  April 2, 2010
Stunning model!! I'm not a real plane lover but I make an exception for this one.....
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  April 2, 2010
Stunning model!! I'm not a real plane lover but I make an exception for this one.....
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  April 2, 2010
That's beautiful!
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  April 2, 2010
Really incredible work! The details are great, I was shocked at the coolness of the tail coming off to reveal the engine. The shape is killer as well!
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  March 31, 2010
Great work. Nice to see some of the older service planes visited by this build. You only need to ditch the Jack Stone fig. :)
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  March 30, 2010
stunning, excellent work.
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  March 30, 2010
That is one awesome build there. Great, great work.
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  March 30, 2010
Stunning work mate! I love the extra details like the engine and that cool wheel jack thing and the detachable nose etc. This thing is beautiful, great build!
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  March 30, 2010
Awesome. Those fold able wings are awesome. Nice work.
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  March 30, 2010
Thanks guys. Glad you like it.
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  March 30, 2010
Flawless, as usual. I especially love the "maintenance pics", showing the tons of details you put in here!
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  March 30, 2010
John, this takes the cake as the best "scale" aircraft I've seen on MOC Pages. Your attention to detail is amazing. You have placed so many small details into this aircraft. You have done it justice. Regards, Eric.
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  March 29, 2010
Impressive work! The best plane I've ever seen. You've set a new standard to lego plane. Perfect.
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  March 29, 2010
perfect!!!!first class creation!!!! A+++++
 
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