F9F-8 Cougar

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General Info

F9F-8 Cougar in the garage.

The F9F-8 Cougar is a Rank V American naval fighter aircraft with a battle rating of 9.0. It was introduced in Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

First of your objective when you purchase this plane is to research as fast as you can the 20mm cannons modifications. The F9F-8 default cannons get jammed in a quick burst.

This said don’t expect to defeat MiG-15 and MiG-17A very easily. The F9F-8 performs great defensing maneuvers and can keep up in turns with the MiGs (beware that doesn’t have the great acceleration that MiGs have).

This is not an air superiority aircraft, its main purpose is to support ground vehicles and planes.

The best tactics if you are new to this plane is to fly it like a F9F-2 or F9F-5 so stay near some allies and give them support.

  • Do never roll to hard over 750 km\h (466 mph) or the wings will explode
  • Do never execute maneuvers over –2 G or the wings will explode

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-Tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good roll rate over 800 km/h (497 mph)
  • Faster than its predecessors
  • Good turn rate
  • 4 x 20 mm M3 autocannons

Cons:

  • Cannot turn over -2G.
  • Battle rating of 9.0 puts it against top tier jets such as MiG-17, MiG-15bis, Hawker Hunter, etc. which are all better in most categories
  • Even though it turns well, it loses a lot of energy in turns
  • Rips very very easily in turns and rolls
  • Not good at retaining energy, have to be very strict in order to keep it
  • Poor acceleration
  • Guns tend to jam quickly without New 20mms upgrade

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 4 x 20 mm AN/M3 cannon, nose-mounted (190 rpg = 760 total) [AB Reload time: 40s]

Payloads

  • 4 x 500 lbs AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 2 x 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs

Engine & Mobility

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Engine

Name: Pratt & Whitney J48-P-8A jet
  • Takeoff thrust: 2963.1 kgf (Stock), _____ kgf (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 600 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney J48-P-8A jet
  • Takeoff thrust: 2932.1 kgf (Stock), _____ kgf (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 600 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney J48-P-8A jet
  • Takeoff thrust: 2932.1 kgf (Stock), _____ kgf (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 600 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 1019 km/h
    • at height: 610 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: 33.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 17.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 500 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ____ km/h
    • at height: 610 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: __._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 500 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 988 km/h
    • at height: 610 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: 34.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 15.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 500 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ____ km/h
    • at height: 610 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: __._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 500 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 988 km/h
    • at height: 610 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: 34.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 15.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 500 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ____ km/h
    • at height: 610 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: __._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 500 m

Performance

F9F-8 Cougar/Horsepower graph

Modules and Improvements

__MODIFICATIONS__

History of creation and combat usage

Ingame description

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Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the F9F-8Panther from live.warthunder.com.

Images

A F9F-8 Cougar at the Museum of Flight.

Additional information (links)

[Devblog] F9F-8 Cougar - A Perfect Predator

References


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Icon-country-usa.png F9F-8 Cougar
Nation USA
Design Family Grumman
Type Jet fighter
Naval fighter
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~???? kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~???? kg
Takeoff Weight ~???? kg
Wing Area ~?? m²
# Flap Positions ?
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine ???? hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~???.?? kph at ?000 m
Climb Rate ~??.?? m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~???.?? kph
Turn Time ~??.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~???.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~???? lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~???? lb
Takeoff Weight ~???? lb
Wing Area ~??? ft²
# Flap Positions ?
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine ???? hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~???.?? mph at ????? m
Climb Rate ??.?? ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~???.?? mph
Turn Time ??.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~??.?? lb/ft²
Main Weapons
? x ?? RPG
? x ?00 RPG
Payload Option 1
Nothing Loaded Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
? x ? ? Bomb
Payload Option 3
? x ? ? Bomb
Payload Option 4
? x ? ? rocket
Limits
Max Speed limit ??? kph
Gear lmit ??? kph
Max static +G's ~??
Max static -G's ~??
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <??? kph
Rudder <??0 kph
Elevators <??0 kph
Radiator >??0 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit ??? mph
Gear lmit ??? mph
Max static +G's ~??
Max static -G's ~??
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <??? mph
Rudder <??? mph
Elevators <??? mph
Radiator >??? mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is controllable
Turbocharger is controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
2000 m
6562 ft
100% Enginepower ??00 hp
WEP Enginepower ???? hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
4300 m
14108 ft
100% Enginepower ???? hp
WEP Enginepower ???? hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.79 initial release)