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Grumman F6F Hellcat Vol.I (SC) - Kagero - KG19009
Grumman F6F Hellcat Vol.I (SC) - Kagero - KG19009

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Grumman F6F Hellcat Vol. 1. Book by Tomasz Szlagor and Leszek A. Wieliczko. SMI Library No.9. Grumman F6F Hellcat was one of the best fighter aircraft of the World War Two era and the most effective fighter of the US Navy. There is no doubt that Hellcats won complete air superiority for the Americans over the vast areas of the Pacific, largely contributing to the victory over Japan. Volume One presents this legendary fighter in its first year of operational service from the combat debut over Marcus Island and the Solomon's in August 1943 until the end of the Marianas operation in late summer 1944. Throughout the war the only foreign user of Hellcats was Great Britain, receiving first aircraft in March 1943. Until late 1944 the Royal Navy Hellcats operated mainly in northern European waters and in the Mediterranean, participating in several air strikes on German battleship Tirpitz moored in Norwegian fiords, supporting Allied landings in Normandy and southern France, and joining operations in the Aegean Sea. Illustrated with 135 photos, 5 color photos, 4 color profiles, 96 pages.