May 18, 2010
-Sora no Woto, ep01
I'm going to have to admit to being not exactly motivated to blog these days. It just... sort of feels like work at the moment. I've had these feelings in the past, and they usually pass quickly, generally when I stumble over something interesting or I'm distracted by something shiny. For all I know, I'll be back tomorrow... or next Monday, to prepare for the GP of Turkey.
But when Formula 1 is getting to be a chore, and it is, that's when I know I need to take a break, no matter how long it's for.
So sit tight, maybe leave me a comment saying that you can't stand to see me go (*snort*) or wanting a question answered ("Was the Wildcat used throughout WWII?" for example), and I'll come back sooner or later.
Posted by: GreyDuck at May 18, 2010 09:06 PM (7lMXI)
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 18, 2010 09:25 PM (JWQqT)
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Posted by: Siergen at May 19, 2010 03:21 PM (UPUQO)
Though it was replaced on CVs and CVLs by the Hellcat and to a certain extent, the Corsair, the Wildcat was used on CVEs until the end of the war, particularly in the Atlantic. At that time, they were technically no longer the F4F, which signified a Grumman aircraft, but the FM-1 or FM-2, which were built by General Motors... basically the same as the F4F-4, but with four .50 cal MGs instead of six and factory-built wing racks for 250lb bombs.
If you think of the Battle of Samar (Leyte Gulf), where "Taffy 3" beat off the charge of the Japanese Battleships, many of the fighters involved were Wildcats.
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 19, 2010 05:02 PM (JWQqT)
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