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Grumman F4F Wildcat

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NATIVE
Maya 7.0  |  Default Scanline
Cinema 4D 10  |  Default Scanline
Lightwave 6.5  |  Default Scanline
3ds Max 7.0  |  Default Scanline
Softimage 3.5  |  Default Scanline
3D Studio N/A
OBJ N/A
Other Files
F4FWildcat_EXT.zip
3D Model Specifications
31,121 Polygons
34,656 Vertices
Polygonal Quads/Tris Geometry
Textures
Materials
UV Mapped
non-overlapping Unwrapped UVs
Product ID: 520687
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A model of the Grumman F4f Wildcat has been included. The skin represents the aircraft used by LT. John Thach, Executive Officer of VF-3.

Textures

Detailed textures are provided including bump. Maximum dimension of textures are 4096 pixels.

History

The Grumman F4F Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy (as the Martlet) in 1940. Although first used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat was the only United States Navy or Marine fighter in World War II 1941–42 in the Pacific Theater besides the brief appearance of the F2A Buffalo. With a top speed of 318 mph (512 km/h), the Wildcat was outperformed by the more nimble 331 mph (533 km/h) Mitsubishi Zero, but its ruggedness and tactics such as the Thach Weave resulted in an air combat kill-to-loss ratio of 5.9:1 in 1942 and 6.9:1 for the entire war.

Lessons learned from the Wildcat were applied to the faster F6F Hellcat which could outperform the Zero on its own terms. The FM Wildcat continued to be built by General Motors throughout the remainder of the war to serve on escort carriers, where larger and heavier fighters could not be used.

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