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The Grumman XF12F was a design for an all-weather missile-armed interceptor aircraft for use on US Navy aircraft carriers. Originally conceived as an uprated F11F Tiger, it soon evolved into a larger and more powerful project. Although two prototypes were ordered in 1955, development was cancelled the same year in favor of the F4H Phantom II before any examples were built. Grumman's next (and last) carrier fighter would be the F-14 Tomcat, ordered in 1968.
The aircraft was designated under the US Navy pre-1962 system (1922 United States Navy aircraft designation system), and was not given a designation under the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system — the F12F is a totally different aircraft from, and should not be confused with, the Lockheed YF-12.
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