Aviation Models Grumman F9F Panther
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    At first, Panthers were so priceless even the Navy Flight Demonstration Team (The Blue Angels) was stripped of its new Panthers, which were then sent to battle in Korea. The Navy and Marine Corps Panthers that were deployed in Korea, flew about 78,000 combat sorties. On November 9, 1950, the Panther became the first carrier jet to engage a jet-powered enemy; a Mig-15 of the Chinese Peoples Republic. The illustration above, First Light, is by aviation artist Ed Markham. Read More ...

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