F4F-4 Wildcat of VGF-27 in the Solomons 1943

Grumman F4F Wildcat

September 29, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the workhorse fighter of the US Navy in the first 18 months of the Pacific War. Designed as part of the competition for the Navy’s first monoplane fighter which was […]

Curtiss SOC Seagull

September 21, 2015 PE Matt 0

Ordered in 1933 as the primary reconnaissance seaplane for the surface fleet, the Curtiss SOC Seagull went on to have a long career with the US Navy. Originally it was designed for ‘observation’ only, in […]

Consolidated PBY Catalina

September 18, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Consolidated PBY Catalina was one of the legendary aircraft of World War II. In the late 1920s and into the 1930s the US Navy was interested in procuring long range patrol aircraft in order […]

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