Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
WASHINGTON 25, D. C.
22 July 1944
AVIATION PLANNING DIRECTIVE 65-A-44
Subj: XTSF-1 Model Aircraft; designation of.
1. The design for a new torpedo-scout carrier airplane submitted by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation has been accepted.
2. The new design is a twin-engine, mid-wing, single tail airplane, essentially a modification of the F7F-2 night fighter, incorporating a fuselage change to provide for a bomb bay to carry either a torpedo or a gasoline tank. It is designed for use ashore and aboard aircraft carriers.
3. The model designation for this airplane shall be XTSF-1.