Friday Cat Blogging – F11F Tiger

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Although the Tiger had a short and pretty uneventful career as a combat aircraft, it has the distinction of having been the Blue Angels platform from 1957 to 1969. Also, it seems to be the only aircraft that shot itself down. This image is from BlueAngels.org.

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  1. The F11F did shoot itself down. it did it by firing its guns then diving, going supersonic and crossing back into the ballistic path of the cannon shells. One of the early F-14 Tomcat prototypes was lost when it was hit by one of its own AIM-7 Sparrow missiles. The missile lost a fin a split second after launch, and when the motor ignited, it climbed up into the belly of the jet.