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Wiki info about F4F-3. Official War Thunder wiki. The first model, the XF4F-1, was a biplane, but to meet the demands of U.S. Navy’s carrier-based monoplane competition, the Grumman Company changed the design, creating the XF4F-2 prototype. Due to a number of defects in the XF4F-2, a competing firm won instead with the Brewster F2A Buffalo. The F8F-1 Bearcat is a rank IV American naval fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB) and 6.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.33. The F8F-1 is an all-purpose light fighter-bomber, and excels as such. All posts Images Videos Images Sights Missions Locations Models. F4F-3 Wildcat, F4F-4 Wildcat, F4U-1A Corsair, F4U-1B Corsair, F4U-1C.

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General info for F4F-3

  • CountryUSA
  • Vehicle roleNaval Fighter
  • Rank2
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 2.7
    • realistic battles 2.7
    • simulator battles 3

Extended parameters

ThunderArcade Battles
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 40%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Max speed 518 km/h
  • Turn time 18.9 s
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Climb speed 15.1 m/s
  • Airfield len 210 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 2.20 kg/s
  • Max altitude 12000 m
  • Max speed alt 5800 m
  • Weapon presets 2
  • Full repair cost 540€
  • Weapon
  • Full repair time crew 41m
Realistic Battles
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 160%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Max speed 518 km/h
  • Turn time 18.9 s
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Climb speed 15.1 m/s
  • Airfield len 210 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 2.20 kg/s
  • Max altitude 12000 m
  • Max speed alt 5800 m
  • Weapon presets 2
  • Full repair cost 1,944€
  • Weapon
  • Full repair time crew 1h 22m
Simulator Battles
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 200%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Max speed 518 km/h
  • Turn time 18.9 s
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Climb speed 15.1 m/s
  • Airfield len 210 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 2.20 kg/s
  • Max altitude 12000 m
  • Max speed alt 5800 m
  • Weapon presets 2
  • Full repair cost 1,896€
  • Weapon
  • Full repair time crew 1h 23m

F4F-3 / statistics for the last 1 month

These may be very different from the real, because we are monitoring only those players who use our site.

Arcade Battles
  • Battles 179
  • Win rate 55%
  • Air frags per battle 3.84
  • Air frags per death 4.85
  • Ground frags per battle 0.95
  • Ground frags per death 1.32
War Thunder F4fRealistic Battles
  • Battles 32
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle 1.84
  • Air frags per death 1.84
  • Ground frags per battle 1.84
  • Ground frags per death 1.84
Simulator Battles
  • Battles N/A
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle N/A
  • Ground frags per death N/A

Wiki info about F4F-3

The first model, the XF4F-1, was a biplane, but to meet the demands of U.S. Navy’s carrier-based monoplane competition, the Grumman Company changed the design, creating the XF4F-2 prototype. Due to a number of defects in the XF4F-2, a competing firm won instead with the Brewster F2A Buffalo. However, the F4F had potential and was sent back for revision. The next model was superior to the Buffalo, and the other new versions of the Buffalo did not satisfy the requirements of the fleet, so in August of 1939, Grumman received an order for the first series of F4F-3 Wildcats.The F4F-3 was a single-engine all-metal plane with midwing construction, armed with four 12.7 mm M-2 Browning machine guns. Because of its lack of maneuverability, the F4F-3 lost to the Japanese fighter in close dogfights, so pilots prefer to avoid such situations by diving out of battle, taking advantage of their aircraft’s higher speed.The Wildcat had only one major drawback - the landing gear extension system. In order to release or retract the landing gear, the pilot had to crank a mechanical hoist handle 29 times, which was difficult given the need to direct the aircraft and start climbing after takeoff.The Wildcat was exported to Greece, Britain and Canada.All in all, 7251 F4Fs (including all variants) were constructed, including 285 F4F-3s.

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The Grumman F6F “Hellcat”

Fighter F6F “Hellcat” of the
US carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10)

After the loss of many of America’s important battleships at Pearl Harbor, carrier-based aircraft remained the only U.S. force in the pacific able to resist the Imperial Japanese Navy. It turned out, however, that the U.S. carrier-based fighter, the Grumman F4F “Wildcat”, was technically inferior to its Japanese counterpart, the A6M “Zero”. The successes of the American pilots achieved on that machine were attributed to the individual skill of the pilots. For the important victories at Coral Sea and Midway Island though, the USA had to pay a high price and lost many skilled airmen. Afterwards, the U.S. Navy, aiming at eliminating technical problems and limitations and increasing survivability, developed a thorough modification of the F4F “Wildcat” - the Grumman F6F “Hellcat”.

During its service, it proved to be a versatile and reliable aircraft. Despite the fact that the Hellcat was never equipped with the latest armament and modifications, 75% of the victories of U.S. aircraft (which is 5,156 downed Japanese aircraft) were achieved with this particular machine.

After successful attacks on Truk, a
F6F-3 “Hellcat” sits on deck of
the USS Enterprise (CV-6)

During the development of the F6F “Hellcat”, Grumman conducted a survey amongst marine pilots to get their vision of a future war machine. One of the pilots later recalled: 'In the middle of 1942, all the pilots of the Navy and Marine Corps were sent to an interview, asking them to indicate what qualities - in terms of design, maneuverability, engine power, range, payload and speed - a carrier-aircraft should encompass. Grumman used the results of this survey during the development for the F6F “Hellcat”.

On August 31st, 1943 the ”Hellcat” took part in its first combat mission in the Pacific theater, during the so-called 'Island Jumping': The American fleets consistently occupied strategically important islands, reducing the ability of the Imperial Japanese Navy tor maneuver. A little-known chapter in the combat activities of the “Hellcat” was its participation in “Operation Overlord” - the landing of Allied troops in France in 1944.

The “Hellcat” was flown by some of the best pilots of the United States Navy in the Pacific. One of them was Captain D. McCampbell, shooting down 34 Japanese machines. Especially noteworthy is that on October 24th, 1944 in a single sortie, he shot down nine Japanese aircraft in battle. Later he recalled about his aircraft: 'The aircraft is a good performer and a stable weapons platform.'

The Hawker “Tempest”

Early production Tempest V
of 486 Squadron, April 1944.

The Hawker “Tempest”, similar to the Grumman “Hellcat”, is a deep modernization of an earlier fighter. This original fighter was the Hawker “Typhoon” - a machine that having high flight data could not compete with the German aircraft in any struggles at high altitude: a thick wing profile led to a rapid loss of speed when maneuvering.

While working on the the improvements of the new machine, the aircraft was increased in length, allowing the installation of an additional fuel tank, this was designed to compensate for the decline in wing tank capacity because in the reduction of wing thickness. Difficulties with the choice of the power plant led to five modifications of the “Tempest” with different engines. The result was the adoption of the fifth version of the fighter, modification Mk.V, with the engine - a Napier “Sabre” IIA. In June 1943 a “Tempest” Mk V Series I made ​​its first flight after minor improvements which was then included into the Royal Air Force.

486 Squadron - New Zealand Air Force
at the airport in Newchurch

In April 1944, the Tempest Mk V was put into service with 3 Squadron of the RAF and began to participate in combat operations. Beginning in May, the squadron was assisted by 486 Squadron of the New Zealand Air Force. Both units also took part in the preparation for the Allied landings in Normandy.

The first dogfight of a “Tempest” was against a Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-8 in June 1944. On that day, the aircraft of No 3 Squadron under the command of Wing Commander R. Beaumont intercepted seven German fighters and shot down three of them without suffering any losses.

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After the second half of June, the “Tempest” was deployed to intercept the German V-1 cruise missile to protect English cities. In the same month, both squadrons were transferred to the Air Defense of Great Britain (ADGB).

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The “Tempest” Mk V played a significant part in the overall Allied victory. Armed with four cannons, they also proved to be effective at strafing ground targets. A squadron of “Tempests” in the last seven months of the war in Europe shot down more than 250 airborne aircraft and destroyed hundreds during attacks on enemy airfields.

Rishta serial. The “Tempest” Mk V is considered to be one of the best British aircraft in the closing stages of World War II.

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