Rare F9F Panther Ends A Rough Journey – A Big Change Is Coming
The F9F Panther has seen better days. A long time has passed since it was the new fighter on the scene, champion of the Korean War. The Panther is a bit of a rarity now with less than 20 still remaining, but one of them is about to get a new lease on life.
The Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho is going to be the new home of this F9F Panther. This fighter will undergo a restoration to prepare it for a static display to make it look presentable for an adoring public. This is great news to hear because the F9F doesn’t get the love it deserves and is often glanced over in favor of other planes from the Grumman Cat Series.
Once upon a time, the F9F Panther was the greatest fighter in the Korean War, shooting down MiG-15s left and right. Now, this aging fighter will get the respect it deserves from serving the US Air Force. Watch this video as the Panther makes its journey to the Warhawk Air Museum.