Grumman F11F-1 (F-11A) Tiger






Last updated on: October 5, 2016

Just 200 of these planes were produced. People might remember these jets mostly for their airshows with the famed Blue Angels, but they also served admirably as advanced jet trainers after their useful frontline service years were over. Survivors were renamed F-11A in 1963.

This is a work in progress and any help would be appreciated. Information on these planes is rather difficult to locate online and this work will remain incomplete unless you the readers offer to help me. Please feel free to pass along any information that you might have.

At the end of this page is a list of people who have graciously offered their help. Thank you all very much!


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138603
*Static-test airframe.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138604
*7/30/1954: First flight.
*10/20/1954: Crashed at the edge of a wooded area near the Grumman Calverton facility on Long Island, NY, following an engine flameout.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138605
*10/2/1954; First flight.
*Edwards AFB, CA, for tests.
*7/2/1957: Struck off charge at NAMC Philadelphia, PA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138606
*12/15/1954: First flight.
*6/27/1960: Struck off charge at NAS Norfolk, VA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138607
*3/21/1963: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138608
*4/3/1956: Crashed near Edwards AFB, CA due to engine failure. Or not? Or just written off after an accident?
*2/23/1960: Struck off charge at NAS Norfolk, VA.
*Is this one currently preserved at the Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, FL?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138609
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138610
*1959: NATC.
*8/26/1959: Written off at NATC.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138611
*4/5/1956: Written off at BAR Bethpage, NY.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138612
*1958: NATC.
*4/4/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138613
*NATC as "613".
*Weather Bureau?
*8/30/1966: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138614
*1957-62: NATC as "614".
*Test Pilot School.
*5/21/1962: Written off at NATC.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138615
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138616
*9/4/1956: Written off at Edwards AFB, CA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138617
*1955-56: NATC.
*1956-57: VX-3 as "JC-51".
*1962: VT-26.
*7/23/1962: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138618
*1956: NATC as "618".
*Redesignated YF11F-1 for carrier trials.
*5/21/1962: Crashed? No?
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138619
*VT-26.
*7/5/1967: Struck off charge at NARF Cherry Point, NC.
*Currently preserved at Strickland’s Surplus, Inc in Wilmington, NC.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138620
*9/21/1956: Flew into its own ordnance trajectory during a test firing of its 20 mm cannons (overtook shells during high-speed descent). Crash landed at Calverton APT, NY.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138621
*Test Pilot School.
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138622
*NATC, at NAS Patuxent River, MD.
*NAS China Lake, CA, for tests.
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138623
*9/30/1963: Struck off charge at BWR Bethpage, NY.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138624
*5/13/1958: Written off at BAR Baltimore, MD.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138625
*1958: VX-3 as "JC-52".
*1960: VT-26.
*9/22/1960: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138626
*1960: NATC as "826".
*VT-26.
*5/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138627
*1958: VX-3 as “JC-53“.
*1/9/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138628
*Test Pilot School, as "8".
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138629
*Test Pilot School.
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138630
*1955: NATC as "630".
*VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/14/1967: Struck off charge.
*10/1973: Salvaged?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138631
*1962: VT-23.
*3/7/1962: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138632
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138633
*VF-21 as “AM-xx“.
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138634
*VX-3.
*1957: VA-156 as "NL-101" and "NL-105".
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/14/1967: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138635
*VX-3.
*1956-57: VA-156 as "NL-106".
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138636
*1957: VA-156 as “NL-107“.
*VT-26 as "3L-343".
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138637
*1957: VX-3 as "JC-57".
*ATU-203.
*NAS China Lake, CA, for tests.
*1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Was in a dump at NAS China Lake, CA. Salvaged there?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138638
*1957: VX-3 as "XC-55".
*1957: VX-3 as "JC-56".
*1957: VA-156 as "NL-107".
*VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*NAS China Lake, CA, for tests.
*1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Was in a dump at NAS China Lake, CA. Salvaged there?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138639
*VX-3 as "JC-5x".
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*9/5/1967: Struck off charge at NARF Cherry Point, NC.
*While being airlifted to a museum in South Carolina by helicopter, the line broke and the plane fell into a wooded area near Oak Grove, NC, where it still is as of 2008. Details? Help?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138640
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*8/3/1958: After engine failure during display, crashed landed at Buffalo APT, NY. Or on 8/1/1958?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138641
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1967: VT-26.
*2/20/1967: Crashed near NAS Chase Field, TX. Date wrong?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138642
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*10/14/1958: Crashed into ground practising Split S near NAS Pensacola, FL. Pilot was killed.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138643
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*VT-23 as "3H-331".
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/19/1967: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138644
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1967: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*1/27/1967: Caught fire and crashed after take-off from NAAS Chase Field, TX.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138645
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*VT-26.
*1964: VT-23 as “3H-3xx“.
*8/27/1964: Crashed near NAAS Kingsville, TX.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138646
*1955: Completed as F11F-1F Super Tiger with better engines.
*12/5/1959: Written off at BWR Bethpage, NY.
*1980s: Expended during fire-fighting practice.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 138647
*1955: Completed as F11F-1F Super Tiger with better engines.
*1957: Edwards AFB, CA, for tests.
*4/16/1958: Set an official world altitude record of 76,831 feet.
*Flew with the Blue Angels?
*1960: NAF China Lake, CA, for tests.
*1/1961: Modified as ground trainer for technical crews at NAF China Lake, CA.
*1/10/1961: Struck off charge at NAF China Lake, CA.
*Currently preserved at the US Naval Museum of Armament and Technology at NAWC China Lake, CA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141728
*VT-23.
*7/1965: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/30/1967: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141729
*1957-58: NATC as "729".
*1963: VT-26 as "3L-326".
*1964: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*7/2/1964: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141730
*1962-63: VT-26 as “3L-3xx“.
*3/6/1963: Written off. Or on 3/7/1963?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141731
*VA-156 as "NL-104".
*VF-21.
*1957: VA-156.
*8/21/1957: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141732
*1957: VF-21 as “AM-201“.
*1962: VT-26.
*1/16/1962: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141733
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141734
*1958: VA-156 as "NH-xxx".
*2/20/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141735
*VT-23 as "3H-325".
*1966: VT-26 as "3L-6xx".
*7/5/1967: Struck off charge at NARF Cherry Point, NC.
*Was preserved at the Goldsborough-Wayne APT, NC.
*Currently preserved at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, CA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141736
*1957: VA-156.
*7/7/1957: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141737
*1956-58: VA-156 as "NH-108".
*2/26/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141738
*1958: VF-156 as "NH-105".
*1965: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*2/18/1967: Crashed near NAS El Centro, CA during a practice flight. Pilot was killed. Or near NABTC Pensacola, FL?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141739
*5/27/1959: Written off at O&R NAS Norfolk, VA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141740
*1958: VF-21 as “AD-205“.
*6/26/1967: Struck off charge at NARF Cherry Point, NC.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141741
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141742
*VF-21 as "AM-207".
*5/9/1960: Written off at NAATC Kingsville, TX.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141743
*1959: VF-111.
*2/13/1959: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141744
*1957: VF-21 as “AM-208“.
*1964: VT-23 as “3H-3xx“.
*10/12/1964: Damaged beyond repair in a crash landing.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141745
*1958: VA-156 as "NH-110".
*1959: VF-21 as “AD-204“.
*VF-21 as "AM-204".
*1962: VT-26.
*VT-26 as “3L-611“.
*1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141746
*9/9/1957: Written off at BAR Bethpage, NY.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141747
*1958: VA-156 as "NH-108".
*5/5/1958: Ran off the runway at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines due to engine failure and ended up in the bay. Plane was recovered but written off. Pilot was killed.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141748
*1956-58: VA-156 as "NH-x10".
*10/11/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141749
*VT-23.
*1967: VT-26.
*2/20/1967: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141750
*1958: VF-21.
*5/21/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141751
*VF-111.
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141752
*1961: VT-23.
*2/23/1961: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141753
*1959: ATU-222 as "3H-313".
*1960: VT-23.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141754
*1958: VA-156 as "NH-101".
*1960: VF-111.
*7/26/1960: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141755
*1958: VF-33.
*10/16/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141756
*VF-111.
*11/6/1962: Written off at O&R NAS Alameda, CA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141757
*1957: VF-21 as "AM-210".
*VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141758
*1958: VF-156 as "NH-107".
*1960: VF-111 as "NH-1xx".
*11/6/1960: Written off at O&R NAS Alameda, CA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141759
*1967: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/30/1968: Struck off charge.
*Was in a dump at NAS China Lake, CA.
*4/1971: Salvaged at NAS China Lake, CA. Or in 1973?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141760
*1962: VT-26.
*1966: VT-26 as "3L-6xx".
*6/27/1967: Struck off charge at NAS Memphis, TN.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141761
*1963: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*8/30/1963: Written off. Or on 8/31/1963?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141762
*1958: VF-191 as "NM-xxx".
*1960-61: VF-111 as "NH-104".
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141763
*1962: VT-26.
*2/7/1962: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141764
*VF-191 as “NM-106“.
*1965-66: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*9/2/1966: Crashed during an airshow on the shore of Lake Ontario near Toronto, Canada. Pilot was killed. Or on 9/22/1966?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141765
*VA-43.
*VF-21 as "AD-203".
*1959: VF-21 as "AD-212".
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*VT-26 as “3L-622“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/19/1967: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141766
*1958: ? as "NM-105".
*VF-191.
*1961: VT-26.
*5/23/1961: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141767
*1958: ? as "NM-108".
*1959: VF-191.
*7/14/1959: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141768
*1964: VT-23 as “3H-3xx“.
*7/8/1964: Crashed near NAAS Kingsville, TX. Or on 7/9/1964?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141769
*1966: VT-26 as “3L-304“. Or as "3L-6xx"?
*7/20/1966: Crashed near NAAS Chase Field, TX after both wings broke off in flight.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141770
*VF-33 as “AF-206“.
*1959: VF-33 as "AF-205".
*8/2/1959: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141771
*1958: VF-33 as “AF-205“.
*1959: VF-33 as "AF-206".
*VF-21.
*1960: VF-33.
*6/10/1960: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141772
*1958-59: VF-191 as "NM-110".
*11/26/1959: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141773
*1958: VF-191 as "NM-109".
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141774
*1958: VF-33.
*11/22/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141775
*1958-59: VF-191 as "NM-107".
*Flew with the Blue Angels.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141776
*1962: VT-23.
*5/1/1962: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141777
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*VF-121 as "NJ-101".
*1959: VF-121 as "NJ-121".
*1966: VT-26 as “3L-600“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/15/1967: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141778
*VF-121.
*9/17/1964: Struck off charge at MCAS Cherry Point, NC.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141779
*1959: VF-33.
*2/21/1959: Crashed into the Atlantic Ocean after a bad launch off USS Intrepid. Pilot was killed.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141780
*1958: VF-33.
*3/24/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141781
*1964: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*10/14/1964: Crashed near NAS Chase Field, TX.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141782
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141783
*1959-60: VF-33 as “AF-310“.
*1960-61: VF-33 as "AF-210".
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Was preserved at NAS New York, NY.
*Was preserved at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, NY.
*Currently preserved at the MAPS Museum at the Akron/Canton Airport, OH.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141784
*1961: VT-23.
*4/15/1961: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141785
*1958: VF-191 as "NM-105".
*1959: VF-121 as "NJ-104".
*VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*1965: VT-23 as “3H-312“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/15/1967: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141786
*1957: VF-33 as "xx-212".
*1959: VF-33 as "xx-205".
*9/4/1959: Caught fire and ditched into Back Bay Sound off Norfolk, VA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141787
*1963: VT-26 as “3L-334“.
*1/23/1963: Crashed into a field after pilot ejected. Or on 1/24/1963?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141788
*1959: VF-191.
*10/27/1959: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141789
*1965: VT-23.
*9/16/1965: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141790
*1958-59: VF-191 as "NM-102".
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1965: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1/2/1969: Struck off charge at NAS Glynco, GA.
*Was preserved at the Florence Air and Missile Museum, SC.
*Currently preserved at Grissom AFB, IN.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141791
*1958: VF-121.
*7/14/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141792
*1963: VT-23 as “3H-350“.
*VT-26 as “3L-620“.
*VT-23 as "3L-619".
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/22/1967: Struck off charge.
*NAS China Lake, CA, for tests.
*Was in a dump at NAS China Lake, CA.
*10/1973: Salvaged at NAS China Lake, CA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141793
*VF-111 as "NH-108".
*3/6/1967: Damaged beyond repair in an accident.
*3/14/1967: Written off at NARF Cherry Point, NC.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141794
*VT-26 as “3L-634“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/27/1967: Struck off charge.
*NAS China Lake, CA, for tests.
*Was in a dump at NAS China Lake, CA.
*10/1973: Salvaged at NAS China Lake, CA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141795
*1960: VF-111 as "NH-111".
*VF-121 as "NJ-109".
*VT-26 as “3L-608“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/30/1968: Struck off charge.
*NAS China Lake, CA, for tests.
*10/1973: Salvaged at NAS China Lake, CA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141796
*VF-121 as "NJ-111".
*1967: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/15/1967: Struck off charge.
*Was preserved at the Pima Air and Space Museum, AZ.
*Currently preserved in Grand Junction, CO.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141797
*VF-191 as "NM-101".
*1959-60: VF-191 as "NM-106".
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*VT-23 as "3H-322".
*1966: VT-26 as "3L-617".
*3/25/1967: Struck off charge at NASC El Centro, CA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141798
*1967: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*4/15/1967: Crashed due to engine failure.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141799
*1959: ? as "AF-2xx".
*5/24/1967: Struck off charge at NARF Cherry Point, NC.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141800
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141801
*VF-121 as "NJ-110".
*1966: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/27/1968: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141802
*1959: VF-191 as "NM-111".
*1959-60: VF-111 as "NH-113".
*VT-23.
*7/1965: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1966: NARF Cherry Point, NC.
*1966: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*12/30/1968: Struck off charge at NARF Cherry Point, NC.
*Currently preserved in small fenced area beside US Highway 17 near Craven County Hospital, New Bern, NC.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141803
*1960-61: VF-111 as "NH-104".
*? as "AD-204".
*VT-26.
*7/1965: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1967: NARF Cherry Point, NC.
*11/2/1967: Crashed at NABTC Pensacola, FL.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141804
*1963: VT-23 as “3H-3xx“.
*12/7/1963: Written off. Or on 12/8/1963?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141805
*1959: VF-111.
*7/8/1959: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141806
*? as "NH-xxx".
*1960: VF-111.
*11/7/1960: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141807
*VF-21 as "AD-204".
*1962: VT-23.
*6/14/1962: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141808
*1961: VF-21 as "AD-219".
*1963: VT-26 as “3L-3xx“.
*7/11/1963: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141809
*1958: VF-33.
*8/24/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141810
*VF-191 as “NM-104“.
*1958: VA-156 as "NH-xxx".
*VT-26 as “3L-634“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/27/1968: Struck off charge.
*NARF Cherry Point, NC.
*10/1973: Salvaged at NARF Cherry Point, NC.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141811
*1958: FASRON 5.
*1958: VF-33 as "AF-202".
*1960-61: VF-33 as "AF-202".
*3/1961: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*1965: VT-23.
*1965-66: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*5/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1968: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1/5/1969: Struck off charge at NAS Olathe, KS.
*5/1969: Donated to the University of Kansas Aerospace Engineering Department, at the Lawrence APT, KS.
*Currently preserved at the Combat Air Museum, Topeka, KS.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141812
*1957: VF-21 as "AD-201".
*1958: VF-21 as "AM-201".
*1959: VF-21 as "AD-201".
*VA-43.
*VT-26 as “3L-621“.
*1963: VT-26 as "3L-332".
*NAS China Lake, CA, for tests.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/30/1968: Struck off charge.
*1972: Disposed of in fire-fighting tests.
*Did this one end up at NARF Cherry Point?
*Did this one fly with the Blue Angels at some point?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141813
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141814
*VT-26 as “3L-616“.
*1963: VT-26 as "3L-316".
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/27/1968: Struck off charge.
*NAS China Lake, CA, for tests.
*10/1973: Salvaged at NAS China Lake, CA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141815
*1959: ? as "AF-xxx".
*1960-61: VF-33 as "AF-xxx".
*VF-33 as “AF-219“.
*VF-33 as "AF-204".
*1966: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/30/1968: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141816
*1959: ? as "AF-209".
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*3/1965: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141817
*1957: VF-33 as "AF-217".
*1959-61: VF-33 as "AF-207".
*VT-26 as “3L-605“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/27/1968: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141818
*1959: ? as "AF-xxx".
*1960-61: VF-33 as "AF-xxx".
*VF-33 as “AF-203“, "AF-220", and "AF-211".
*1967: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/27/1968: Struck off charge.
*Salvaged by Southwest Alloys of Tucson, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141819
*1959: ? as "AF-211".
*VF-33 as “AF-201“.
*9/17/1964: Struck off charge at MCAS Cherry Point, NC.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141820
*1960: VF-111 as "NH-105".
*1961: VF-111.
*3/16/1961: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141821
*1958: VF-51.
*1958: VF-121.
*1959: FASRON 10.
*1959: VF-111.
*1962: VT-26 as “3L-602“.
*1967: VT-26 as "3L-601".
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/30/1968: Struck off charge.
*Was preserved at the Pima Air and Space Museum, AZ.
*1987: Returned to the AMARC bone yard.
*Nosecone currently preserved on the USS Hornet Museum.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141822
*1958: VF-51 as "NF-109".
*10/21/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141823
*1959: VF-24 as "NP-xxx".
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-xxx".
*VT-26 as “3L-638“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/27/1968: Struck off charge.
*Was this one also sent to the Pima Air and Space Museum? Around 1973?
*Did this one fly with the Blue Angels at some point?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141824
*1959: VF-24 as "NP-xxx".
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-xxx".
*1967: VT-26 as "3L-629".
*1968-69: Flew with the Blue Angels acrobatic team.
*2/1969: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/1969: Struck off charge at AMARC.
*1973: Taken from the bone yard by Grumman and modified as a testbed for new engines at the NATC.
*1/1975: Returned to the AMARC bone yard.
*4/18/1976: Struck off charge.
*Was preserved at the Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.
*On the USS Intrepid now?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141825
*VF-51 as “NF-105”.
*1959: VA-156 as "NH-105".
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-105".
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141826
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141827
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141828
*VF-33 as “AF-217“.
*1959: VF-111 as "NH-111".
*1966: VT-26 as "3L-628".
*1968: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1/17/1969: Struck off charge at NAS Pensacola, FL.
*Currently preserved at National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141829
*VT-23.
*1967: VT-26 as “3L-619“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/30/1968: Struck off charge.
*2/1990: Salvaged by AMCEP of Tucson, AZ.
*Did this one fly with the Blue Angels at some point?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141830
*1966-67: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*2/20/1967: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141831
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1967: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*3/31/1967: Crashed while landing at NAS Chase Field, TX. Pilot was killed.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141832
*VT-26 as “3L-639“.
*Flew with the Blue Angels? Or not?
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/27/1968: Struck off charge.
*Currently preserved at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141833
*1958: VF-51 as "NF-00".
*1959: VF-51.
*7/29/1959: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141834
*1963: VT-23 as “3H-3xx“.
*8/1/1963: Written off. Or on 8/2/1963?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141835
*VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/27/1968: Struck off charge.
*NAS China Lake, CA, for tests.
*1973: Disposed of in fire-fighting tests.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141836
*1964: VT-23 as “3H-3xx“.
*6/10/1964: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141837
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1960: VT-26.
*9/22/1960: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141838
*1959: VA-43.
*12/10/1959: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141839
*1963-66: VT-26 as “3L-612“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/27/1968: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141840
*1963: VT-26 as "3L-313".


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141841
*1960-61: VF-33 as “AF-205“.
*VT-26 as “3L-610“.
*NAS China Lake, CA, for tests.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/27/1968: Struck off charge.
*1972: Disposed of in fire-fighting tests.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141842
*1960-61: VF-33 as "AF-214".
*1966: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/27/1968: Struck off charge.
*1972: Disposed of in fire-fighting tests.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141843
*1963: VT-26 as "3L-314".
*1964: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*7/15/1964: Crashed near NAS Chase Field, TX.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141844
*1960: VF-33.
*7/7/1960: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141845
*1967: VT-26.
*2/20/1967: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141846
*1965: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*5/20/1965: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141847
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1966-67: VT-26 as “3L-607“.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/30/1968: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141848
*1959: VF-24 as "NP-xxx".
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-xxx".
*1959-60: VF-191 as "NM-101".
*VT-26 as “3L-330“.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141849
*1959: VF-24 as "NP-xxx".
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-106".
*1959: VA-156 as "NH-1xx".
*1965-66: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*9/6/1966: Damaged beyond repair after crashing at an airshow at NABTC Pensacola, FL.
*Was in the Walter Soplata collection in Ohio. Now?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141850
*VF-24.
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-104".
*1965-67: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*2/1/1967: Crashed near NAS El Centro, CA during a practice flight. Pilot was killed. Or near NABTC Pensacola, FL?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141851
*1964-65: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*12/31/1968: Struck off charge at NAS Lakehurst, NJ.
*Currently a gate guard at NAES Lakehurst, NJ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141852
*1958: VF-191.
*11/12/1958: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141853
*1959: VF-24 as "NP-xxx".
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-xxx".
*1966: VT-26 as “3L-6xx“.
*1/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*Returned to the AMARC bone yard.
*1973: Taken from the bone yard by Grumman and modified as a testbed for new engines.
*1/1975: Returned to the AMARC bone yard.
*4/18/1976: Struck off charge.
*Was preserved at the Pima Air Museum, AZ.
*1/1981: Returned to the AMARC bone yard.
*Currently preserved at the Pueblo Weisbrod Museum in Pueblo, CO.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141854
*1959: VF-24 as "NP-xxx".
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-101".
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141855
*1959: VF-24 as "NP-xxx".
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-113".
*1959: VA-156 as "NH-105".
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141856
*1960: VF-111 as "NH-109" and "NH-101".
*1962: VT-26 as "3L-327".
*10/25/1962: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141857
*1958: VF-121 as “NJ-115”.
*1959: VF-111.
*12/15/1959: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141858
*VF-24.
*1959: VF-211.
*1960-61: VF-111 as "NH-109".
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141859
*1959: VF-24 as "NP-xxx".
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-102".
*1959: VA-156 as "NH-105".
*1965: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*3/28/1969: Struck off charge at NAS Dallas, TX.
*Currently preserved at Murray State College in Tishomingo, OK.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141860
*1964: VT-26 as “3L-6xx”.
*9/9/1964: Crashed near Victoria, TX.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141861
*1/7/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141862
*1959: ATU-203 as "3U-205".
*1967: VT-26.
*2/20/1967: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141863
*1959: ATU-203 as "3U-203".
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1965: VT-23 as “3H-3xx“.
*6/14/1965: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141864
*1963: VT-26 as "3L-303".
*Flew with the Blue Angels? Or not?
*9/5/1967: Struck off charge at NARF Cherry Point, NC.
*Was preserved at Patriots Point Museum in Charlestown, SC.
*Currently preserved at NAS Oceana, VA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141865
*VT-23 as “3H-315“.
*1961: VT-23.
*8/30/1961: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141866
*1960: VT-26.
*11/15/1960: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141867
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*6/14/1960: Crashed into the water off Pensacola, FL. Pilot was killed.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141868
*1961: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1/21/1965: Struck off charge at MCAS Cherry Point, NC.
*Was preserved at Orange County APT, CA.
*Was preserved in Chino, CA.
*Currently preserved at the Planes of Fame Grand Canyon at Valle, AZ.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141869
*1961: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1/21/1965: Struck off charge at MCAS Cherry Point, NC.
*Written off at Litchfield Park, AZ?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141870
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*10/21/1967: Damaged beyond repair in a take-off accident?
*Also noted as written off on 10/17/1960 at NAS Pensacola, FL?
*Was preserved as a gate guard at NAS New Orleans, LA.
*Currently preserved at St. John APT, Reserve, LA.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141871
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1/6/1960: Crashed after a midair collision during echelon roll near NAS Key West, FL.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141872
*1959: VF-24 as "NP-xxx".
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-1xx".
*1961: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1/21/1965: Struck off charge at MCAS Cherry Point, NC.
*Was preserved at the USMC Air and Ground Museum.
*Currently preserved at the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, MI.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141873
*1959: VF-24 as "NP-xxx".
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-109".
*1959: VA-156 as "NH-105".
*1968: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1/14/1968: Crashed near NAS El Centro, CA on a practice flight. Pilot was killed. Or on 1/15/1968?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141874
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1967: VT-26.
*2/20/1967: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141875
*1963: VT-23 as “3H-3xx“.
*10/16/1963: Written off. Or on 10/17/1963?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141876
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1966: VT-26.
*10/17/1966: Struck off charge.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141877
*1960: VT-26.
*10/28/1960: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141878
*1962: VT-23.
*5/22/1962: Written off.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141879
*6/1/1960: Written off at NAATC Chase Field, TX.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141880
*1959: VF-24 as "NP-xxx".
*1959: VF-211 as "NP-112".
*1959: VA-156 as "NH-105".
*1963: VT-26 as “3L-3xx“.
*7/29/1963: Written off. Or on 7/30/1963?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141881
*1963: VT-23 as “3H-3xx“.
*5/9/1963: Written off. Or on 5/11/1963?


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141882
*Flew with the Blue Angels.
*VT-23 as “3H-205“.
*12/22/1964: Struck off charge at MCAS Cherry Point, NC.
*Currently awaiting restoration at the Valiant Air Command Museum in Tico, FL.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141883
*1961: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1962: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1964: NABTC, at NAS Pensacola, FL.
*3/15/1964: Crashed near Apalachicola, FL.


F11F-1 (F-11A) 141884
*1961-1963: Flew with the Blue Angels.
*1/21/1965: Struck off charge at MCAS Cherry Point, NC.
*Currently preserved with the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, NY.



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For their assistance in various parts of this project, I would like to give thanks to the following individual people..

Clive Turner
Ron Picciani
Tom Bisbo
Johan Visschedijk
Tjalling Boelman
John Szalay
Gene F. Rogge
Raymond Sinwell
William T. Larkins
Eric Boehn
Rick Centore
Bill Rigney
Bob Sabia
Sid Nanson
K.Y. Lun
Lyle Woltemath
Bob Paluck
Bill Stein
Jim Healy Jr.
John McKenna