By Cory GraffDescended from the F4F Wildcat (and also known as the Wildcat’s “big brother”), the Grumman F6F Hellcat debuted with the Pacific Fleet in mid-1943 and shortly used to be taking over eastern 0 fighters. Over the following years, the Hellcat proved to be the main profitable fighter airplane in naval history--with greater than 5,000 air-to-air kills within the Pacific, and the top kill/loss ratio of any American fighter airplane in military, army, or Marine carrier in the course of global struggle II. profiting from the Hellcat’s mixture of simple dealing with and lethality, greater than three hundred of its pilots accomplished “ace” prestige. This lavishly illustrated ebook deals an exhilarating examine the Hellcat at war--from its first motion in September 1943, while opponents off the USS Independence shot down a spying seaplane, to its provider with the British Fleet Air Arm and its half within the invasion of Southern France. Detailing the Hellcat’s layout and improvement, telling its pilots’ conflict tales, and tracing the aircraft’s adventures during the finish of worldwide struggle II, this publication is a becoming and engaging tribute to a fighter airplane whose functionality in a couple of brief years continues to be unrivaled within the annals of naval conflict.