Wildcat Aces of World War 2by Chris Davey (Illustrator), Barrett Tillman
Arguably the most important piston-engined single-seat fighter design ever to see service with the US Navy and Marine Corps, the aesthetically inelegant F4F Wildcat achieved much acclaim during its bloody frontline career. Thrown into combat at Coral Sea, Midway and Guadalcanal, the handful of Wildcat units of the Navy and Marine Corps took on large numbers of fighters and bombers and came out victorious. On the European front, the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm also put the fighter to effective use from escort carriers, protecting Atlantic convoys from Luftwaffe attacks.
Meet the Author
Barrett Tillman is the world's most prolific US naval aviation author, having published over two-dozen titles on the World War 2 period alone. He has written numerous books for Osprey in recent years, and he is currently working on several future projects too.
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The content was obviously well researched. I would have liked to see some more technical and operational detail about the actual aircraft itself but I cannot fault the author because he provided what he said that he was going to provide. It was well written and it provided information on all the groups that actually flew the aircraft.