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F6F Hellcat

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Air Warriors F6F Hellcat

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Grumman F6F Hellcat Fighter Aircraft

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Flying the Grumman F6F Fighter: Meet the Hellcat (1943)

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Grumman Hellcat F6F

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Wings - Grumman F6F Hellcat

The Grumman F6F Hellcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft of World War II. Designed to replace the earlier F4F Wildcat and to counter the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero, it was the United States Navy's dominant fighter in the second half of the Pacific War. The Hellcat competed with the faster Vought F4U Corsair for that role and prevailed, as the Corsair had significant issues with carrier landings. The Corsair instead was primarily deployed to great effect in land-based use by the U.S. Marine Corps.
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