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The other Wildcat

5 September 2019

General Motors FM-2 Wildcat (National Naval Aviation Museum)—©2019 Joseph May/Slipstream Photography

Grumman designed the Wildcat but its production was soon shifted to General Motors which made more effective use of United States manufacturing capacity—making use of automotive production lines while, at the same time, allowing Grumman to pursue manufacturing of the F6F Hellcat. General Motors also took over the production of the Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bombers for the same reason—those Avengers were known as TBM Avengers. As FDR said, the U.S. was the Arsenal of Democracy.

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  1. Terry Welshans permalink
    5 September 2019 10:58

    Butch O’Hare’s Wildcat is on display in the terminal at the Chicago airport that bares his name.

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