|F4F-3 in non-reflective blue-gray over light gray scheme from early 1942|
|National origin||United States|
|First flight||2 September 1937|
|Primary users||United States Navy|
United States Marine Corps
Royal Canadian Navy
The F4F Wildcat was a fighter aircraft made by Grumman. It first flew in 1937, and was introduced in 1940. It was used in the Pacific during the early years of World War II. It could take off from aircraft carriers. During the war, it mainly fought the A6M Zero. Because the Wildcat was not beating the Zero, a new airplane was made called the F6F Hellcat. The Wildcat continued to fight in places where the Hellcat was too big, and was retired in 1945.
References[change | change source]
- Hickman, Kennedy. "World War II: Grumman F4F Wildcat." About.com. Retrieved: 15 June 2010.