Renowned for its ruggedness and adaptability, the F4F-4 Wildcat played a vital role in the Pacific Theater, defending American carriers and proving itself a formidable opponent against Japanese aircraft. With its exceptional durability and combat capabilities, the Wildcat earned its place as a crucial asset for the U.S. Navy during the war, contributing significantly to Allied victory in the Pacific. Our digital preservation efforts for this iconic American Warbird spanned two years of research and development to provide you the best possible recreation for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and beyond.
Our team’s goal for this specific Warbird was to represent the “best of” Wildcat based on the F4F-4 late Grumman / early Eastern Division iterations. Featuring one of the last generations of Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90/92 “Twin Wasp” 1’200HP (895kw) two row 14-cylinder engine, two stage supercharger, carrier appropriate folding wings, simulated tailhook, catapult launch, interactive payloads, aerobatic smoke, and so much more. Apart from being heavily designed around the F4F-4, you will find a handful of iconic American F4F-3 and FM2 liveries, as well as the British “Martlet” liveries included with the product to best represent some of the heroes that were brave enough to fly all variants of the Wildcat across its many generations.