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McDonnell FH-1 Phantom taking off from the light aircraft carrier USS Saipan CVL-48 on 6 May 1948 [1804x1350]

The Grumman F7F Tigercat was the first twin-engined fighter aircraft to enter service with the United States Navy. Designed for the new Midway-class aircraft carriers, the aircraft were too large to operate from earlier decks. Although delivered to United States Marine Corps (USMC) combat units before the end of World War II, the Tigercat did not see combat service in that war.

McDonnell FH 1 Phantom The McDonnell FH-1 Phantom was a twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed and first flown during World War II for the United States Navy, before jet fighters by Grumman or N...

26 January 1945 - First flight of the McDonnell FH Phantom, first jet to land on an aircraft carrier #flighttest