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AUSTRALIA

JG-2 Panther Replica

Homebuilt designed by John Gross, Australia

This jet is a 3/4 scale replica of Grumman F9F Panther (1947-1958), one of the United States Navy's first successful carrier-based jet fighters, as well as Grumman’s first jet fighter.

The JG-2 was designed by John Gross, and built at Mt Cotton a few miles south east of Archerfield (Australia). John Gross has completed the aircraft after 8 years of solid dedicated work. On April 1 2006 at Kingaroy airport the JG-2 taxied out and took-off for the first flight.

JG-2 Characteristics

DesignerJohn GROSS
TypeHomebuilt jet
First flightapril 2006
Nb. built1
Crew2

Power plant

EngineGET58.8F
Count1 
TypeTurbojet 
Max ratings454 kg1000 lbs

Dimensions

Span8,53 m28 '
Length8,33 m27 ' 4"
Heightmft
Areas13.83 m²149 ft²

Weights 

Emptykglbs
Useful Load (average) kglbs
Fuel capacity400 l105 US Gal.
Enginekg 
Max. permissible 998 kg2200 lb

Performances 

Vne - Max. speed463 km/h250 kts
Vno - Max. speed in operation km/hkts
Vs - Stall speed102 km/h55 kts
Max. rate of climbm/sft/min
Service ceilingmft
Max Rangekmmiles
Best gliding ratio  
Landing distancemft
Take off distancemft
G limitsGSGS