F9F-2 Panther

The Navy’s front-line fighter during the Korean War, the Panther scored the first air-to-air kills by a jet aircraft in Naval Aviation history.  Astronauts John Glenn and Neil Armstrong, as well as Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams, flew F9Fs during the war.  The museum’s airplane is a combat veteran of both Navy and Marine Corps squadrons and in its final years of service was a jet trainer at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Read More