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User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1551 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

When the Wildcat was used by the British, was the aircraft in combat against the ME 109?


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

Most probably yes. Quote: Thirty British F4F-3As 'were despatched to Greece in March 1941, but taken over by the Fleet Air Arm after the defeat of Greece and used as Martlet IIIs in North Africa.'

Peter



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

It was used to replace the Fairey Fulmar, and added to the Sea Hurricane on British aircraft carriers. It had a reported 19:1 kill ratio, but it mostly faced bombers and lesser capable aircraft. Pilots were well aware that if the Martlet faced the FW190 it would be at a disadvantage in most aspects.

The Martlet also did rather well against submarines, with it's 6 .50 cals.



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