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Grumman G-118

G-118
Role Fighter aircraft
Manufacturer Grumman
Status Not built[1]
Primary user United States Navy (intended)

The Grumman G-118 (sometimes called the XF12F, though this was never official[2]) was a design for an all-weather missile-armed interceptor aircraft for use on US Navy aircraft carriers. Originally conceived as an uprated F11F Tiger, it soon evolved into a larger and more powerful project. Although two prototypes were ordered in 1955, development was cancelled the same year in favor of the F4H Phantom II before any examples were built. Grumman's next (and last) carrier fighter would be the F-14 Tomcat, ordered in 1968.

Specifications (variant)

Data from [1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 58 ft 6 in (17.83 m)
  • Wingspan: 43 ft 11 in (13.38 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 10 in (4.52 m)
  • Wing area: 595 ft2 (55.27 m2)
  • Empty weight: 26,355 lb (11,955 kg)
  • Gross weight: 37,300 lb (16,919 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric J79-GE-207, 18,000 lbf (8,165 kN) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2
  • Service ceiling: 60,000 ft (18,288 m)

See also

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References

Notes
  1. ^ a b Angelucci, 1987. p. 251.
  2. ^ Buttler p. 126
Bibliography
  • Angelucci, Enzo (1987). The American Fighter from 1917 to the present. New York: Orion Books. 
  • Buttler, Tony (2008) [First published in 2007]. American Secret Projects: Fighters & Interceptors 1945-1978. Hinckley, England, UK: Midland Publishing.  
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. 
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