Grumman FM-1 (F4F-4) Wildcat

Date:
1940
Publisher/Studio:
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation

Leroy Grumman's F4F Wildcat was not the fastest or most advanced fighter aircraft of World War II, but during the dark months after Pearl Harbor, Wildcat pilots stood firm, held the line, and stopped the Imperial Japanese military air forces when they seemed invincible. After war erupted in the Pacific, the Grumman F4F Wildcat was the primary fighter aircraft operated by the United States Navy and the Marine Corps. By 1942 every American Navy fighter squadron flew the F4F. Read more »

Description (physical):

Single engine, mid-wing, carrier-based fighter aircraft. Material: Semi-monocoque all-metal.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia20560
Identifier:
A19610122000cp36
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum