The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the first fighter aircraft used by
United States in World War II before its
Grumman F6F Hellcat took over.
These planes were rugged and had a maximum speed of 512km/h although outpaced by the Japanese Zeros.
Lieutenant Commander Edward Henry "Butch" O'Hare was the first Ace pilot who flew his F4F Wildcat and shot down FIVE Japanese Zeros in just 5 minutes. You can find out more about it in this short video clip in History channel.
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