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A U.S. Navy Grumman S-2E Tracker of antisubmarine squadron VS-33 Screwbirds, Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 59 (CVSG-59), passes by a Landing Signal Officer (LSO) on its way to trapping on board the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CVS-12), in 1970.
The Grumman F7F Tigercat was the first twin-engined fighter aircraft to enter service with the U.S. Navy. Although delivered to U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) combat units before the end of World War II, the Tigercat did not see combat service in that war. Most F7Fs ended up in land-based service, as attack aircraft or night fighters; only the later F7F-4N was certified for carrier service. They saw service in the Korean War & were withdrawn from service in 1954.