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The F4F is an American tier V carrier-based fighter warplane.

The best U.S. carrier-based fighter at the start of the war with Japan. Used from the outset through the end of the war.

Predecessor: Brewster F2A Buffalo

Sucessor: Vought F4U Corsair

StatisticsEdit

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Hitpoints: 190

Airspeed: 474

Firepower: 171

Manuverability: 349

Historical InfoEdit

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The Grumman F4F Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy (as the Martlet) in 1940. First used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of World War II in 1941 and 1942; the disappointing Brewster Buffalo was withdrawn in favor of the Wildcat and replaced as units became available. With a top speed of 318 mph (512 km/h), the Wildcat was outperformed by the faster 331 mph (533 km/h), more maneuverable, and longer ranged Mitsubishi A6M Zero. But the F4F's ruggedness, coupled with tactics such as the Thach Weave, resulted in an air combat kill-to-loss ratio of 5.9:1 in 1942 and 6.9:1 for the entire war.

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