Grumman F4F Wildcat

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    #1 Snautzer01, Sep 28, 2016
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    Grumman F4F Wildcat_02.JPG
     
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    Good shots!
     
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    Grumman F4F Wildcat_05.JPG
     
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    Erm....first pic in Post #1 is an F6F not an F4F. Sorry for the pedantry.
     
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    Thanks for the correction,

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    VF-3 1942

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    Buffnut, are you seeing the same picture I am; one plane pulled apart from the rest on a carrier deck, wearing a pre-1943 color scheme, with the deck apes standing around getting their change of shift briefing? Sure looks to me like an early Pratt 1830 powered F4F, with its mid wing, fuselage mounted "pop-out"(hand cranked, BTW) landing gear, and its four wing mounted guns. (Don't be fooled by the outboard port on th starboard wing; it's a light.)
     
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    Nope...it's changed. There were originally 3 pics in Post #1, the first being an F6F against a backdrop of another ship going past (destroyer, maybe...it was a shippy thing so I wasn't paying attention to it :) ).
     
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    Martlet

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    She held the line in the Pacific
     
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    It is what I love about this forum, I learn just enough to tickle my "I need to know more about that" button. I did not even know what that aircraft was until now.
     
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    In that case you should ask Terry (Airframes) to tell you all about her. That's his favorite plane in the whole wide world. Mine is the EE Ugly, I mean Lightning.
     
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