F4F Wildcat

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The Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat was the only U.S. Navy fighter to serve throughout WWII. The rugged carrier-based fighter figured prominently in battles against Japanese Zeros in the early years of the war in the Pacific.

Source/ more information: Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Photographer Lyle Jansma started creating 360º views of cockpits in 2005, and has documented historic aircraft in several collections, including the Heritage Flight Museum, Museum of Flight, Erickson Aircraft Collection, Evergreen Air & Space Museum, and the National Museum of the Air Force. A full set of his cockpit views is available on the ACI Cockpit360º App for iPads and iPhones. Keep visiting this site (airspacemag.com/cockpits) as we add to the gallery below.

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