was the frontline fighter of the US Navy at the beginning of
is interesting is that the first 95 aircraft were built and
five went to Canada and 90 went to the British. The F4F
Wildcat was the
first American-made aircraft to shoot down a German aircraft.
December 25, 1940, 2 "Martletts" from the Royal Navy's 804
shot down a Junkers Ju-88 near Scapa Flow. In US Navy service,
Wildcat performed well. Joe Foss is the leading Wildcat ace
victories. Despite being inferior in multiple aspects to the
Zero, the US Navy pilots were able to hold there own.
the "Thach Weave" and other strategies paid off for this
General Motors also built the Grumman F4F Wildcat while
concentrated on building the new F6F Hellcat.
The is one of the
Motors built Wildcats (N5833). As a GM built aircraft, it's
was FM-2. It is painted in Royal Navy markings. The Royal Navy
the F4F/FM-2 the Martlett.
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