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F6F Hellcat in Action by Sullivan & Scrivner is a softcover non-fiction book 80 pages in length. The Grumman F6F Hellcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft of World War II. This book covers the many variants of the F6F and tells the F6F story mainly via pictures - includes 205 vintage photos in black-and-white and color.
The F6F made its combat debut in September 1943, and was best known for its role as a rugged, well-designed carrier fighter, which was able to outperform the A6M Zero and help secure air superiority over the Pacific theater. A total of 12,275 were built in just over two years.
Hellcats were credited with destroying a total of 5,223 enemy aircraft while in service with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. This was more than any other Allied naval aircraft. Postwar, the Hellcat was phased out of front-line service, but remained in service as late as 1954 as a night fighter.