F7F Tigercat G-RUMT
TFC’s Tigercat F7F-3P, Serial No. 80425 (registered N7235C), was one of its kind in Europe and is one of twelve survivors.
Our example was originally from the David Tallichet collection, where it was rebuilt in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, flying for the first time post restoration in March 1991. In July 1992, after very little airtime, it was flown to the Combat Air Museum in Topeka, Kansas.
The aircraft was put up for sale with the rest of the Tallichet collection, and was acquired up by TFC. It has since been fully refurbished by Fighter Rebuilders at Chino and is in the colours of the US Marines based in Okinawa August 1945.
It was sold in 2006 and returned to the US.