F9F Panther

One F9F Vs Six MiG-15s: the legendary dogfight that made Royce Williams the top-scoring Naval Aviator of the Korean War

One F9F Vs Six MiG-15s: the legendary dogfight that made Royce Williams the top-scoring Naval Aviator of the Korean War

Royce Williams and his epic, 15-minute dogfight. On Nov. 18, 1952 an epic, 15-minute dogfight involving three F9F-5s and seven… Read More

4 months ago

Capt. E. Royce Williams, F9F-5 pilot who dogfight alone against 7 Soviet MiGs and shot down 4 of them, was awarded the Navy Cross but Medal of Honor still sought

The Navy Cross is an upgrade of the Silver Star Medal previously awarded to then-Lt. Williams on May 7, 1953,… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the Top-Secret Dogfight where legendary US Korean War F9F Naval Aviator E. Royce Williams, Jr., shot down 4 Soviet MiG-15s

Williams’ achievement was suppressed because of the political sensitivities about the long term effects of a direct conflict with Soviet… Read More

2 years ago

The day future Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams crash-landed his F9F Panther jet following a mission in Korea

Ted Williams completed his tour in Korea and returned to major league baseball, and he was inducted into the Baseball… Read More

2 years ago

How legendary Naval Aviator E. Royce Williams, Jr., was able to land an F-4 Phantom II with an engine on fire and the other flamed out

While engaging in combat maneuvers, both engines of the F-4 Phantom II suddenly shut down. When E. Royce Williams, Jr.,… Read More

2 years ago

Did you know this is the Most Famous Ramp Strike in Movie History?

George Duncan ramp strike has been used in several films including Men of the Fighting Lady, Midway, and The Hunt for… Read More

3 years ago

A US Navy F9F Panther and not a USAF F-80 Shooting Star scored the first first jet-vs-jet kill, hence the official USAF history is wrong

F-80 pilot 1st Lt Russell J. Brown identified the plumes of burning kerosene from the falling tanks as the MiG… Read More

3 years ago

The story of E. Royce Williams, the Naval Aviator who became the only fighter pilot to shoot down four Soviet MiG-15s in one fight (confirmed by Russians but not by the US Navy)

On Nov. 18, 1952, Royce Williams became the top-scoring carrier-based naval aviator and the top-scoring naval aviator in a Navy… Read More

3 years ago

The Legend of ‘The Blue Tail Fly,’ the Hybrid Panther built with a unique Combination of two Different F9Fs

One of the most interesting Panther stories was the legend of 'The Blue Tail Fly' and the fate of experienced… Read More

3 years ago

Medal of Honor sought for US Korean War F9F Naval Aviator who shot down 4 Soviet MiG-15s in a single top-secret dogfight

Since his wingman guns jammed, E. Royce Williams was the only one to attack the MiG-15s during the dogfight which… Read More

4 years ago

The USS Lexington Museum has unveiled a very special painted F9F-8 Cougar

The F9F-8 paint job is not permanent thanks to the dishwashing liquid applied to latex paint On Oct. 17, 2016… Read More

7 years ago

The unknown story of how a U.S. Navy F9F Panther scored the first true air-to-air victory in a jet vs jet engagement

Lt. Cdr. Amen made aviation history by scoring the first air-to-air victory in an all jets dogfight when he downed… Read More

7 years ago