F4F Wildcat vs A6M Zero-sen

F4F Wildcat vs A6M Zero-sen

The Grumman F4F Wildcat and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen were contemporaries, although designed to very different requirements. The Wildcat, ruggedly built to survive the rigors of carrier operations, was the best carrier fighter the US Navy had available when the USA entered World War II, and it remained the principal fighter for the US Navy and the US Marine Corps until 1942Â?43. With a speed greater than 300mph, exceptional manoeuvrability, long range, and an… (more)