Exported to the Royal Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force, and Finnish Air Force. Used in the initial period of the Pacific War, gradually replaced by more modern aircraft.
At this point in the American Carrier-based fighter line, you can now began effectively strafing ground targets with a top armament of 2 50. machine guns, and 2 20mm Hispano cannons(not including bombs). This aircraft should (as should any monoplane) never get into dogfights with biplanes unless it is an attack aircraft or heavy fighter. This plane has a particulary heavy armament for it's tier, making this plane a great boom and zoom plane(high altitude attack, then dive attack, then pull back up to high altitude). This fighter is easily when of the most well armed planes for it's tier and one of the less manueverable ones, but in the hands of a skilled pilot, it can take down the largest planes with a single run.
Predecesor: Grumman F3F
Sucessor: Grumman F4F Wildcat
The Brewster F2A Buffalo was an American fighter aircraft which saw limited service early in World War II. It was one of the first U.S. World War II monoplanes with an arrestor hook and other modifications for aircraft carriers. The Buffalo won a competition against the Grumman F4F Wildcat in 1939 to become the U.S. Navy's first monoplane fighter aircraft. Although superior to the Grumman F3F biplane it replaced and the early F4Fs, the Buffalo turned out to be a disappointment for the USN and USMC because weight of added equipment wasn't balanced by an increase in horse power.