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User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1658 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2497 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, 4225 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2490 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.'


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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11454 posts, RR: 72
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
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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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