any F4F Wildcat fans out there?

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  1. SloDown

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    Now that I have some F4F Wildcat photos I need some Hellcat and Bearcat photos also. Seen at the Willow Run Ypsilanti, MI airshow.

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  2. Vassili Zaitzev

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    Cool thanks. The F4F is my favorite allied aircraft.
     
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    Super shots 8)
     
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    I like em too :lol:
     
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    Very nice! Can't have too many Grumman 'Cats!!!
     
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    Nice pics SloDown.
     
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    Nice shots!
     
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    Love the airplane. Cool little bird. Heard it is like flying a sportscar. Except, the landing gear. Looks like it would making any landing that wasn't carrier based (with a roll out) a bit tricky.
     
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    Great photos. I love the Wildcat.
     
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    FM2's.

    Chicago's O'Hare Airport has an F4F-3 on display in one of the terminals. It was found in Lake Michigan some years ago and restored to static display condition. IIRC, the -3 variant didn't have folding wings. That came along with the -4? Little hazy there.
     
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    Love the Wildcat!

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    Beautiful airplane, one of my favorites. The folding wings came with the -4, along with two other guns. Are there any F4F-4s flying?
     
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    You know, I could swear I have seen a photo of an F4F-4 somewhere in a museum. I don't recall where and whether or not it was flying.
     
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    Nice pictures slodown and evanglider. Man, I wouldn't mind flying one of those babies someday.
     
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    UK based Wildcat at Duxford in 2006/7
     

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    Great shots guys, keep them coming please. You don't see the Wildcat much.:thumbright::cool:
     
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    Nice shots Gary and Eric, keep them coming.
     
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    Kinda off topic, but I wonder if there are any brewster buffaloes, or TBD devastators still around?
     
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    The Finnish Humu Buffalo (a low cost version with plywood wings) and a Finnish Buffalo recovered from a lake are going to be displayed in Finland. The recovered one will be displayed as is despite the original plan to put it in American colors for the Navy museum in Pensacola.

    As for Devastators, I'm sure there's one in a museum.
     
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    Thanks, OH. That's cool that there are still a few Buffaloes out there. Probably be a lot of restoration work, though.
     
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