The Grumman F9F Panther was developed in the late 1940s for a US Air Force which had only recently gained its independence from the Army. Although Grumman designs could not attain the same height or speed as other craft due to their heavier build, they could better withstand arduous carrier missions. The Panther is seen here in footage from the Korean war. In all, the F9F undertook 78,000 missions over Korea - and this was shortly after naval aviation had been given its premature last rites. Here you see recorded testimony to the excellence of Grumman's first jet fighter - the straight wing Panther that led to its successful development into the much faster swept-wing Cougar of the next generation.
"The Nymphs" tells the story of a wandering mortal who ends up in the realm of the Queen of the Nymphs. The late Scottish entertainer Jimmy Logan narrates the story, interwoven with hauntingly beautiful music composed by Jan Kisjes and magical poems recited by Bryan Maguire. The combination of story, music and poems results in a fairytale decor. The package also contains a second music-only CD.