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The Hellcat looked like the Wildcat except is was faster, more powerful, bigger guns, And more steel protecting the pilot. The Zero's were in trouble.

GRUMMAN F6F HELLCAT  In 1943 the Hellcat began to replace the U.S. Navy's Grumman Wildcats as the main carrier-based fighter. The Hellcat was specifically designed to counter the Japanese Zero's strong points and take advantage of its weak points. It scored more victories than the Vought Corsair (more than 5000 to the Corsair's 2000+), despite the fact that it saw combat six months after the Corsair did.

GRUMMAN F6F HELLCAT In 1943 the Hellcat began to replace the U.S. Navy's Grumman Wildcats as the main carrier-based fighter. The Hellcat was specifically designed to counter the Japanese Zero's strong points and take advantage of its weak points. It scored more victories than the Vought Corsair (more than 5000 to the Corsair's 2000+), despite the fact that it saw combat six months after the Corsair did.

historicaltimes: “Grumman F6F Hellcat torn apart as it boards the USS Princeton aircraft carrier ”

historicaltimes: “Grumman F6F Hellcat torn apart as it boards the USS Princeton aircraft carrier ”

Grumman F6F Hellcat. Navy crewmen aboard the USS Monterey (CVL-26) bringing an F6F to the flight deck on an elevator.  (Photo: National Archives and Records Administration)

Navy crewmen aboard USS Monterey bringing an Hellcat to the flight deck on elevator, June

Grumman F6F Hellcat on USS Yorktown

[Photo] Flight deck crew of USS Yorktown extending the wing of a Hellcat fighter, Oct 1943-Apr 1944

[Photo] Flight deck crew of USS Yorktown extending the wing of a Hellcat fighter, Oct 1944

The Grumman F6F Hellcat

History Of The Grumman F6F Hellcat

Navy Grumman Hellcat of fighter squadron Carrier Air Group 5 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in.

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