By Barrett Tillman
Grumman's successor to the pugnacious Wildcat, the Hellcat embodied a few of the classes learnt through F4F pilots within the commencing months of the Pacific warfare. brought to the fleet in January 1943, and blooded in strive against opposed to the japanese by means of VF-5 seven months later, the F6F served because the valuable US military fighter on board service decks until eventually VJ-Day. regardless of its lethality within the air whilst ranged opposed to the easiest jap warring parties, it nonetheless retained docile dealing with characteristics round the service deck. Pilots flying the Hellcat claimed approximately 5000 kills within the Pacific, and over 350 pilots completed ace prestige at the sort.
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