Not pretty or fancy in the classic way, the Hellcat was nevertheless the finest overall fighter of the Pacific war.
Super photo of the former Fighter Collection’s Hellcat. This war veteran was assigned during WW2 to the VF-6 “Felix” squadron (USS Intrepid) where she became the mount of Lt Alex Vraciu. Vraciu was the fourth most successful US Navy fighter pilot, with 19 aerial victories…., 9 of those victories achieved with this very F6F-3. It, obviously, proudly wears its original war colours.