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Grumman F4F Wildcat

Note that these pictures do not belong to me; all commercial use must be done with the permission of the following museums: Grumman Memorial Park Calverton ( Long Island, New York, USA) and The Cradle of Aviation Museum (Garden City, Long Island, USA) . Development Close-up of the mockup Another closeup of the mockup F4F mockup XF4F-1 XF4F-1 instrument panel XF4F-1 cockpit XF4F-1 XF-1F upside down First flight Production F4F and G-21 on the assembly lines Being crated Last F4F-3 produced In service F4F of the VF-6 F4F-3 with floats Gun testing. Note the roundels applied during Operation Torch F4F inside USS Charger Awaiting delivery F4F on USS Enterprise. Note the size of the "meatball" roundel USS Enterprise 1942 USS Ranger F4F-3 Instrument panel