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FS2004/FSX Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat. The Grumman F4F Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy (as the Martlet) in 1940. First used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of World War II in 1941 and 1942. The Wildcat was outperformed by the more maneuverable, and longer ranged Mitsubishi A6M Zero. But the F4F's ruggedness and its pilots skill, resulted in an air combat kill-to-loss ratio of 5.9:1 in 1942 and 6.9:1 for the entire war. Five paint schemes. Tested in FSXacc, FSX, FS2004, Windows 7 and 8.1. Upgrade by A.F. Scrub.