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Martlet

This is the F4F that flew in British service. Called the Wildcat by the Americans, Martlet by the British.
The Martlet I gained the distinction of becoming the first U.S. built aircraft in British service to shoot down a German aircraft. This happened on December 25, 1940 when two Martlets Is of No.804 Squadron patrolling Scarpa Flow intercepted and destroyed a Junkers Ju-88.
 

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