Wildcat at Naval Air Station, Anacostia, Washington DC, mid- or late-1942

Caption   Wildcat at Naval Air Station, Anacostia, Washington DC, mid- or late-1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 89674
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F4F Wildcat   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 12 Sep 2006

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1. Jeff Dennis says:
7 Jun 2015 05:53:07 AM

This plane has only two 0.50 caliber weapons in each wing, indicating that it is not an Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat but rather an FM-1 built under license by General Motors. This would also imply that the date would have been early 1943. The small hook under the tail probably means it was used to tow gunnery target sleeves.

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