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Grumman / G.M. F4F Wildcat Fighter Pilot's Flight Operating Manual
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The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the primary Marine Corps and U.S. Navy fighter aircraft during the opening year of WWII. Although outperformed by the Japanese Zero, the Wildcat more than held its own. ... More > It first saw combat at Wake Island in December of 1941, and served as the Pacific Fleet’s primary air defense during the crucial battles at Coral Sea and Midway. Almost 8,000 Wildcats were built during the war, many of them by General Motors. The GM version, designated FM-2, was based on Grumman’s XF4F-8 prototype. These entered service after the Corsair and Hellcat were deployed. As a result,most FM-2s flew from escort carriers. Originally printed by Grumman and the U.S. Navy, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
World War 2 In Review No. 30: Grumman's Wildcat
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Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series. This issue of World War 2 In Review covers the Grumman F4F Wildcat with 383 B&W and color photographs and illustrations of its prototypes and variants,... More > and the air forces that used this famous naval fighter. 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.< Less
Grumman F6F Hellcat Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions
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The most successful naval fighter aircraft in history, the Grumman F6F Hellcat accounted for nearly 5200 kills during WWII. The Hellcat featured self-sealing fuel tanks, a bullet- resistant... More > windscreen, and hydraulically-operated landing gear. The plane was rugged, and carried over 200 pounds of armor. Despite this, it was highly maneuverable and fast, thanks to a 2000 hp engine. Nearly 12,300 F6Fs were made during the war. They first saw action during the Tarawa invasion, and subsequently flew in every battle of the Pacific campaign. Hellcats accounted for nearly 75% of all aircraft kills in the Pacific. Originally created by the U.S. Navy, this flight operating manual taught pilot's everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. It's a wonderful guide to one of history's great planes. Please note, this manual has been slightly reformatted and some color diagrams appear in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
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