|Short Straw is a tremendous book written by Captain Bernard W. Peterson about the Korean War and the The McDonnell F9F Panther. The F9F Panther was made by Grumman aircraft. It was 37' 5" long, 11' 4" high and had a wingspan of 38'. The Panther weighed 16,450 lbs empty and 19,494 lbs Maximum gross weight. The F9F-2 was powered by one 5000 lb Pratt & Whitney J-42-P-6 engine however there were several versions which also used two Westinghouse J34 axial flow turbojets of two Rolls-Royce Derwent centrifugal-Flow turbojets mounted on the wing roots. The F9F had a cruise speed of 487 mph a maximum speed of 575 mph a climb rate of 6,000 ft. per minute and a maximum range of 1,353 miles.|
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