More Grumman F4F Wildcats

11. FM-2 of VC-12 based on USS Core, 1945. The Dark Gull Grey over White was the typical paint scheme for all escort Wildcats in the Atlantic. 12. A Martlet Mk II of 881 squadron, HMS Illustrious. 13. Martlet Mk II AM978 of 888 Sqdn, HMS Formidable, Madagascar, May 1942. This aircraft participated in the […]

Grumman F4F Wildcat

The Wildcat was the US Navy’s primary fighter at the beginning of World War II. Although it was outmaneuvered by its principal opponent, the Japanese A6M Zero, but could take far more damage and was a sturdy aircraft. Tactical improvements such as the famous Thach Weave levelled the field somewhat and allowed the Wildcat to […]