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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2010, 08:38:57 am »
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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2010, 08:40:31 am »
Last.

The reason A-10 and JSTAR are on it is because grumman helped remanufacture some A-10s and was involved in the JSTAR program.

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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2010, 09:24:03 am »
I have the G-273 and the G-310 both as "TFX projects". I figure your source is reliable enough (!) and so G-273 it must be. Besides, the G-310 is posterior to the F-14 Tomcat (G-303) which indicates it was probably a spin-off of the F-111 but not the original program.

FB-111 or FB-111H maybe?  ???
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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2010, 02:29:00 pm »
Awesome! But you posted file #10 twice and missed out file #11...

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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2010, 04:46:33 am »
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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2010, 03:42:12 pm »
I'm going through boxes of old AvWeek, and I found these pictures. Thought the designation nuts would like it  ;)

I have the complete article, if anyone is interested in learning more about it.
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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2010, 01:37:41 am »
Nice! This one's new to me. Funny that this model number comes right before the one for the X-29...

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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2011, 01:57:52 am »
  Hi All!

 Design 130 (G-130)---Three jet engined medium-range transport.

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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2011, 08:54:31 am »
Additions/Corrections welcomed. -SP

Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
1929 to 1994
(Northrop purchased Grumman in 1994 to create the Northrop Grumman Corporation)

Compiled by Steve Pace
Current as of January 12, 2011

Design Number, Designation, Comment

1, “A,” “A” Float
2, “B,” “B” Float
3,
4,
5, XFF-1
5, FF-1
5, FF-2
6, XSF-1
6, SF-1
7, XJF-1
-, GG-1
7, JF-1 Duck
8, XF2F-1
9, JF-2 Duck
10, JF-3 Duck
11, XF3F-1
11, F3F-1
12, proposed USAAC observation airplane based upon the SF-1; not proceeded with
13, XSF-2
14, XSBF-1
15, J2F-1 Duck
15, J2F-1A Duck
15, J2F-2 Duck
15, J2F-3 Duck
15, G-15
15, J2F-4 Duck
15, J2F-5 (OA-12 for USAAC)
16, XF4F-1 Wildcat
17, proposed single seat monoplane
18, XF4F-2 Wildcat
19, XF3F-2
19, F3F-2
19, XF3F-3
19, F3F-3
20, G-20
21, G-21 Goose
21A, (G-21A)
21B, G-21B
22, G-22 Gulfhawk II
23, G-23 Goblin
24, proposed advanced trainer with F3F wings
25, proposed high altitude USN fighter with two Allison V-1710 engines
26, XJ3F-1
27, proposed twin-engine two-place USN amphibian
28, no data
29, proposed two-place single engine pusher-type USN fighter with Allison V-1710 engine
30, proposed two-place single engine tractor-type USN fighter with Allison V-1710 engine
31, OA-9
32, G-32 Gulfhawk III
32, G-32A, the Red Ship
33, proposed XF4F-2 Wildcat with Wright R-2600 engine
34, XF5F-1 Skyrocket
35, proposed USN fighter with single Wright R-2600 engine
36, XF4F-3 Wildcat
36, F4F-3 Wildcat
36, XF4F-5 Wildcat
36, XF4F-4 Wildcat
36, G-36A Martlet I
36, XF4F-6 Wildcat
36, F4F-3A Wildcat/Martlet III
37, F3F-2 for export sale; none sold, none built
38, XJRF-1 Goose
38, JRF-1A Goose
38, JRF-1 Goose
38, JRF-4 Goose
38, JRF-5 Goose (OA-13B for U.S. Army)
38, JRF-6B Goose (OA-13B for U.S. Army)
39, JRF-2 Goose
39, JRF-3 Goose
40, XTBF-1 Avenger
40, TBF-1 Avenger/Tarpon
40, TBF-1C Avenger
40, XTBF-2
40, XTBF-3
41, proposed XF5F-1 for USAAC with conventional landing gear
42, proposed single engine utility amphibian; became the Columbia XJL-1
43, proposed XF4F-3 Wildcat for USAAC
44, G-44 Widgeon (OA-14 for USAAC)
45, proposed XF5F-1 for USAAC with tricycle landing gear; became the XP-50 Skyrocket
46, J4F-2 Widgeon/Gosling I
46, XP-50 Skyrocket
47, proposed patrol utility version of JRF Goose
48, proposed patrol utility amphibian
49, proposed escort fighter with two Wright R-2600 radial engines
50, XF6F-1 Hellcat
50, XF6F-2 Hellcat
50, XF6F-3 Hellcat
50, XF6F-4 Hellcat
50, F6F-3 Hellcat/Gannet I/Hellcat I
50, F6F-3N Hellcat/Hellcat N. F. I
50, F6F-3P Hellcat/Hellcat F. R. I
50, F6F-5 Hellcat/Hellcat II
50, F6F-5D Hellcat
50, F6F-5K Hellcat
50, F6F-5N Hellcat/ Hellcat N. F. II
50, F6F-5P Hellcat/Hellcat F. R. II
50, XF6F-6 Hellcat
51, XF7F-1 Tigercat
51, XP-65 (?)
51,
51,
51,
52, F4F-7 Wildcat
53, modified F4F-4 with full span duplex flaps
54,
55,
56,
57,
58A, G-58A Gulfhawk IV (F8F-2 Bearcat)
58A, G-58A Red Ship
59, proposed development of F6F Hellcat with a two-speed R-4360 piston engine
60, proposed development of F6F Hellcat with an R-4360 piston engine with a two-stage supercharger
61, proposed development of F6F Hellcat with an auxiliary General Electric turbojet engine
62, design study for a small carrier-based turbojet-powered fighter
63, G-63 Hepcat Kitten I
63A, G-63A Kitten I
64, XJR2F-1 Albatross
64, SA-16A (HU-16A) (LU-16C) Albatross
64, UF-1 (HU-16C) Albatross
64, UF-1G (HU-16C) Albatross
64, UF-1T (TU-16C)
65, G-65 Tadpole
66, XTSF-1; proposed version of F7F-2 Tigercat with bomb bay to carry a torpedo or extra fuel
67, proposed development of F7F-2 Tigercat with a General Electric I-20 turbojet engine aft of the R-2800 piston engine nacelles
68, proposed carrier-based fighter with a TG-100 turboprop engine
69, proposed R-2800-22 powered single seat attack airplane derived from the F6F Hellcat
70, XTB3F-1
70, XTB3F-1S “Fertile Myrtle,”
70, XTB3F-2S
71, proposed single seat single engine carrier-based Westinghouse J34 (Model 24C) turbojet powered day fighter; pre-design number 79 – not proceeded with
72, G-72 Kitten
73, G-73 Mallard
74, G-44A Widgeon
75, XF9F-1 tandem two seat carrier based night fighter powered by four General Electric J47 turbojet engines; not proceeded with
76, proposed high-altitude special purpose bomber
77, proposed swept-back winged research airplane
78, Towed Target Glider study
79, XF9F-2 Panther
79, XF9F-3 Panther
79, F9F-2 Panther
79, F9F-2D Panther
79, F9F-2P Panther
79, F9F-3 Panther
79, F9F-4 Panther
79, F9F-5 (DF-9E) Panther
79, F9F-5P Panther
80, high-speed transport airplane study based on F7F Tigercat
81, Kitten I fitted with ducted wing
82, AF-2S Guardian
82, AF-2W Guardian
82, AF-3S Guardian
83, XF10F-1 Jaguar
84, short take-off fighter study
85, classified bomber study
86, proposed carrier-based interceptor with a Westinghouse J40 turbojet engine and a Curtiss-Wright rocket motor
 87, land based airplane study based on the JR2F design
 88, proposed anti-submarine warfare (ASW) derivative of the UF-1
 89, XS2F-1 Tracker
 89, S2F-1 (S-2A, YS-2A, TS-2A, S-2B) Tracker
 89, S2F-2 (S-2C) Tracker
90, no data
91, no data
92, no data
93, F9F-6 (F-9E, DF-9E, QF-9F, QF-9G) Cougar
93, F9F-6P Cougar
93, F9F-7 (F-9H) Cougar
94A, F9F-7 Cougar
95, no data
96, TF-1 (C-1A) Trader
97, no data
98, F11F-1 Tiger (first three designated F9F-9)
98, F11F-1 (YF-11A, F-11A) Tiger
98J, F11F-1F Super Tiger
99, F9F-8 (F-9J) Cougar
99, F9F-8B (YAF-9J, AF-9J) Cougar
99, F9F-8P (RF-9J) Cougar
100, no data
101, no data
102, no data
103, no data
104, no data
105, F9F-8T (TF-9J, YTF-9J) Cougar
106, proposed UF-2 development
107,
108,
109,
110,
111,
112,
113,
114,
115,
116,
117, WF-2 (E-1B) Tracer
118,
119,
120,
121, S2F-3 (S-2D) Tracker
121, S2F-3S (S-2E) Tracker
122, no data
123, W2F-1 (E-2A) Hawkeye
123, C-2A Greyhound
124, no data
125, TF-1Q (EC-1A) Trader
126,
127,
128, A2F-1 (A-6A) Intruder
128, A2F-1H (EA-6A) Intruder
128E, proposed Missileer Fleet Air Defense (FAD) airplane based upon Intruder
129,
130,
131,
132,
133,
134, YOA-1 Mohawk
164, G-164 Ag Cat
164, G-164A Super Ag Cat
191, UF-2 (HU-16D) Albatross
231, SA-16B (CRS-110) (LU-16C) Albatross
234, UF-2C (HU-16E) Albatross
234, UF-2G (HU-16E) Albatross
251, SA-16B ASW (HU-16B)
262, UF-2 (HU-16D) Albatross
303-60-1, VFX
303-60-2, VFX
303-60-3, VFX
303-60-4, VFX
303A, VFX pre 303B
303B, VFX pre 303C
303C, VFX pre 303D
303D, VFX pre 303E
303E, VFX F-14A Tomcat
303F,
303G,
310, F-111B TFX
426, TC-4C Gulfstream
431, projected RF-111B TFX; not proceeded with
698, proposed VSTOL airplane with two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofan engines; designed for U.S. Army and it was offered to the U.S. Navy as well
712, X-29A FSW ATD (2 built and flown) for DARPA/USAF/NASA evaluations
1159, G-1159 Gulfstream II
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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2011, 09:40:32 am »
First set of additions/comments:

G-3          proposed twin-engined, parasol monoplane flying-boat for USCG
G-4          proposed observation amphibian for USAAC
G-15         also for J2F-2A (field-modified by USMC with increased ordnance)
G-17         proposed single seat monoplane naval fighter
G-20         "El Pato" for Argentina: export version of Duck with variable pitch propellers
G-21C        Turbo Goose 1966 conversions
G-23         also Turkish GE-23, Spanish Delfin and Canadian Goblin, all built by Canadian Car & Foundry
G-45         I have this listed as the XP-50
G-45A        proposed modification to USAAC Spec. and export version; tricycle u/c and two liquid-cooled XR-1820 ( P.S. ? ) 2,350 hp Wright Tornado
G-45B         proposed modification to USAAC Specification featuring gull-wing, twin-boom tail, two liquid-cooled wright Tornado engines
G-45C       fighter proposal with twin-boom tail, single liquid-cooled Wright Tornado engine mounted in pusher configuration
G-46         I have this listed as the XP-65
G-54         proposed development of the F6F with a laminar-flow wing of greater area
G-55         XTB2F-1 project; only full-scale mock-up built
G-56         proposed development of TBF-1 with an R-2800 engine and Martin dorsal turret
G-57         design study for Navy fighter powered by an R-2800 and a De Havilland H-1 turbojet
G-73T        Turbo Mallard
G-74         proposed postwar development of G-44A Widgeon (and NOT the G-44A itself!)
G-90         study to replace AF-2S and AF-2W with single aircraft fitted with an APS-33 radar (for OS-117 specification)
G-91         proposed single-engined ASW aircraft (for OS-117 specification)
G-92         VTO fighter study (perhaps for OS-122?)
G-95         XWF-1 Tracker
G-97         proposed Navy fighter with a J57 turbojet

NOTE: the G-70 was called the Guardian.

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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2011, 09:53:31 am »
G-100         proposed development of F9F-9 with large equipment bay
G-101         10-12 seat transport aircraft study based on TF-1
G-102         10-12 seat jet transport study
G-103         CS2F-1 Tracker reworked by De Havilland Canada
G-104         proposed air refuelling tanker version of the TF-1
G-107         interceptor study
G-108         amphibian study
G-109         high-altitude weapon system study (including Eagle air-to-air missile)
G-110         FXF fighter studies (8 designs in all)
G-111         SA-16B and UF-2 Albatross, both redesignated as HU-16B
G-111T       Albatross turbine conversions
G-112         improved S2F study
G-113         proposed J79-powered flex-deck Mach 2 interceptor
G-114         VTO study and survey
G-115         proposed development as photographic platform
G-116         twin-jet transport study
G-118         XF12F-1 Mach 2 plus fighter study
G-119         Mach 2 plus fighter study
G-120         proposed De Havilland of Canada version of Trader
G-122         small commercial twin-engine amphibian study
G-124         single-engined jet basic trainer study
G-126         proposed TF-1 training version with APS-28 and APA-57 for use by FAETU
G-127         wing/body interaction research model
G-128B       Proposal SR-195
G-128C*      Missileer proposal
G-128E       Fleet defender version of Intruder with Long Range AAM
G-128F       same as above; variant with twin tails and high wing; forerunner of the Mohawk design
G-128G       Model 128-G12 VA(L), no details
G-128J       EA-6B Prowler
G-128M       Model 128M-4 with M shaped wing planform
G-128R       Sandy Intruder (RESCAP)
G-128S       A-6E   Intruder   
G-128U       Intruder (ASW variant, not built)
G-128X       Intruder (export version, not built)
G-1128 (?)   EA-6B Prowler (CME version)
G-129       low-level attack conversions, optical sensors in ventral fairing (or G-128T?)
G-130       three-engined medium range jet transport project
G-132       Open Ocean Seaplane, ASW flying boat project with 4 x P&W R-2800-49, able to operate a sophisticated dunking sonar (competitor of Martin P7M Submaster) (1956)


I have a lot more numbers after this, but that will come later. Meanwhile, I hope these help!

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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2011, 09:58:05 am »
Good stuff, Stephane!
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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2011, 10:53:58 am »
One more time - the D-118 was not designated by the Navy as the F12F and Grumman did not refer to the D-118 in their proposals as the F12F*. There is documentation that the Navy intended to designate a production J79-powered F11F derivative as the F12F, drafted a contract for it, and assigned two BuNos to the program. At some point, several years ago, an aviation enthusiast wrongly conflated the F11F upgrade documentation with the unsuccessful Grumman proposal to provide an alternative to the F4H Phantom and assumed that the D-118 was to be the F12F. Along the way the error has also garnered a fanciful popular name, "Lion".

*It was not unknown in the 1950s for a contractor to refer to a proposed aircraft in a brochure and/or presentation by the military designation it would have received. Examples are the "A2F" for an F11F attack derivative and "A3U" for at least a couple of Vought projects. Popular names were also suggested in proposals.

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Re: Grumman project list
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2011, 08:04:09 pm »
G-1128 (?)   EA-6B Prowler (CME version)
I seem to remember from my days at Grumman that A-6 engineering drawing numbers began with "128" while those specific to the EA-6B began with "1128".  I don't know if it means that the Prowler's model number was indeed G-1128, but it could be a sign.

Similarly, I recall that Gulfstream I drawing numbers began with "159" while those for the Gulfstream II began with "1159".

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« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2011, 12:33:05 am »
Similarly, I recall that Gulfstream I drawing numbers began with "159" while those for the Gulfstream II began with "1159".

Ha! Glad to hear it from an insider! I thought for a moment that G-1159 was some journalistic invention...