The Bethpage AF F-9/47 Paragon is a carrier based fighter. It was one of the APN's first successful carrier-based jet fighters. A single-engined, straight-winged day fighter, it was fitted with an armament of four 20 mm (0.79 in) cannons and could carry a wide assortment of air-to-ground munitions.
Total F9/47 production was 1,382. The design evolved into the swept wing F-9/51D.