Subject Index: Grumman F4F Wildcat

Aircraft - Equipment - Service Record - Biographies - Book Reviews - Pictures - Plans

The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the most modern fighter available to the US Navy and Marine Corps for the first eighteen months of the war in the Pacific. As the Martlet it also gave great service with the British Fleet Air Arm.


Grumman F4F Wildcat - Introduction
Grumman F4F Wildcat – the prototypes
Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat
Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat
Grumman F4F-7 Wildcat
Eastern Aircraft Division FM-1 Wildcat
Eastern Aircraft Division FM-2 Wildcat
Grumman Martlet
Grumman F4F Wildcat - statistics


Service Record

Grumman F4F Wildcat in US Service
Grumman Martlet (F4F Wildcat) in British service
Wake Island, 8-23 December 1941
Midway, 3 - 7 June 1942


O'Hare, Edward “Butch” (1914-1943)

Book Reviews


Grumman Martlet lined up to take off

Grumman Martlet descending into the hanger deck

Grumman Martlet landing

Grumman Martlet showing the folding wings

Grumman Martlet of the Fleet Air Arm in US colours

Grumman Martlets flying in formation

Grumman Martlets in the western desert


Link to plan of Grummna F4F-3 wildcat from frontGrumman F4F-3 Wildcat: Front plan

Link to plan of Grummna F4F-3 wildcat from sideGrumman F4F-3 Wildcat: Side plan

Link to plan of Grummna F4F-3 wildcat from topGrumman F4F-3 Wildcat: Top plan

Comparative Plans

Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle (UK) U.S. Navy Fighter Aircraft of the Second World War: Frontal Plans