This F9 Cougar Airplane is a replica wood scale model of the original F9F-8 aircraft manufactured by Grumman. The F-9 was a carrier based fighter aircraft that replaced the Panther and had a swept wing design. The F9F-8 Cougar was the first naval aircraft to carry sidewinder air-to-air missiles. 601 of the F9 8 series cougars were delivered between April, 1954 to March, 1957.
The Grumman F9F-8 Cougar model is an authentic, extraordinary replica of the original aircraft that has been faithfully reproduced with kiln dried Philippine mahogany wood. Each model is meticulously carved, hand sanded and painted following exact blueprint details of the original aircraft. The result is a handsome, wood airplane sculpture to be admired and enjoyed. It also arrives with an attractive wood base for display.