Manufacturer: GRUMMAN

Model: unknown

Name: Cheetah

Type: Jet fighter

Date: 1960

Status: Prototype evaluation

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Air Force

Designation: YF-113


The Cheetah was initially based on a mix of Grumman F-11 Tiger and Convair F-106 Delta Dart. The wheels were taken from a Vought F-8 Crusader, and so was the front end of the fin. Nose probe and fire exhaust were taken from a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. I do apologize for the pretty lousy outlines of the latter, but it got worse when I rotated the aircraft to make it stand on its wheels...

Viewers' comments:
  • I like the Cheetah... it's like half F11F/F-11, half F-102 (KJ_Lesnick)
  • The Cheetah is gorgeous! (pyro-manic)
  • The Cheetah is superb (Arc3371)
  • Wow, wonderful stuff. (McColm)
  • Excellent (JP Vieira)

My comments: