U.S. Navy Fighter Aircraft of the Second World War: Frontal Plans
These frontal plans show the four fighter aircraft used by the U.S. Navy during the Second World War. The Brewster F2A Buffalo was the smallest of these aircraft, and was already on its way out at the start of the war in the Pacific. The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the most important Naval fighter early in the war. The Grumman F6F Hellcat replaced it and became the most successful carrier based aircraft of the war. Finally, the Chance Vought F4U Corsair was the main Marine Corp fighter for most of the war.