Wildcat & Martlet - Pack A

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X
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This simulation is actually about four different aircraft - the Grumman F4F-3 and F4F-4 Wildcats and also the Martlets, the British name given to the F4F-3 and F4F-4-based aircraft which were supplied to Britain from the earliest days of WWII.

All four aircraft are represented in this simulation and although essentially similar, each displays a set of unique characteristics.

This package includes five aircraft: F4F-3 (2), F4F-4 (1), Martlet I (1), Martlet IV (1).

These simulations are extremely accurate representations, with models, textures and virtual cockpit functions all carefully researched and replicated and flight models specially programmed using factory specifications and actual flight test reports. 

The aircraft are fully compatible with FSX Acceleration and can be catapulted and trapped on the included carriers.

Note: This add-on does NOT require the larger Wildcat & Martlet add-on for it to work. There are several Wildcat & Martlet packages available, with differing content, and each works in FSX without the need for any other add-ons. 


No US aircraft other than the Wildcat fought throughout WWII, all the way from 1940 to VJ Day in 1945; the Wildcat was there when the US Navy and Marines entered the Pacific theatre and when the atomic bomb was dropped to put an end to hostilities. Apart from service in the North Atlantic, British Martlets saw combat in warmer climes too such as Malta, North Africa and alongside their American counterparts  throughout the Pacific.

The Wildcat could well be considered the US Navy's 'Spitifre', performing heroically against considerable odds in often difficult conditions in the defining battles of the Coral Sea and Midway and later in the dark days of the early Pacific islands campaigns at infamous locations such as Guadalcanal and Rabaul.

It is a testament to the success of this rugged little fighter that the design remained basically unchanged until the end of the war, and the last Wildcat to roll off the General Motors production lines in 1945.

Model features

  • Fully detailed and animated F4F undercarriage
  • Folding wings (F4F-4 and Martlet MkIV) with detailed mechanisms and correct wing stay rods when folded
  • Fully detailed split flaps
  • Opening dinghy storage area
  • Accurate and detailed radial engines
  • Operating tail hook and lockable tail wheel
  • Realistic animated pilot in a choice of uniforms to suit the aircraft
  • Retractable landing lights
  • Animated cowl flaps in correct configurations for each type
  • Authentic pre-war and wartime liveries
  • Choice of aircraft with tanks or no tanks
  • Fully compatible with Acceleration carrier operations


Virtual Cockpit features

  • Highly detailed Virtual Cockpit
  • Every switch, knob and lever is animated and most are fully functional
  • Switchable and dimmable gunsight reticles
  • Choice of British and US gunsights, compasses etc.
  • Working checklist gauge
  • Separate VCs for US and British types and different layouts for F4F-4 and F4F-3
  • Fluid 3D gauges with accurate readings


Included models

F4F-3 F-15 - flown by Lt (jg) E H 'Butch' O'Hare, perhaps the Wildcat's most famous ace. O'Hare was, in fact, the US Navy's first aerial ace and was flying this machine when he shot down five Japanese bombers in one engagement in 1942, 400 miles from Rabaul. The action earned him the first military Congressional Medal of Honor. O'Hare was killed just one year later in a Grumman Hellcat during the battle for the Gilbert Islands - ironically, by friendly fire.

F4F-3 3-F-9 - belonged to Fighting Squadron VF-3 flying from USS Saratoga in the Spring of 1941. Overall light grey paint scheme.

F4F-4 'White 18' - flown by AP/1c Howard Stanton Packard of VF-6, USS Enterprise, August 1942. Enterprise was the most decorated ship of the US Navy in WWII; it was at Midway with the Yorktown and was the departure base for the famous Doolittle raid in retaliation for Pearl Harbor.

Martlet MkI - EJ569 F - flown by Sub Lt Parke, RNVR, when he, along with another Martlet pilot, scored the very first aerial victory for the F4F series in WWII. The action took place near the Orkney Islands in Scotland early in 1940 and the result was that one JU88 was destroyed.

MartletI MkIV - 'That Old Thing' - Nose art of any type was usually strictly frowned upon by Naval 'brass' but this Martlet flew from HMS Tracker during Operation Overlord, D-Day and the invasion of France in June 1944.


"Excellent modeling along with a large selection of variations and liveries makes this a hard product not to own if you are a WWII aircraft fan... You can really tell that quite a bit of research and development time went into this product... In all, a beautiful job was done rendering an authentically functioning and looking aircraft interior and panel... A hearty thumb’s up to the sound package across the board... Top-notch attention to details, from aerodynamics to pilot’s uniforms... Up close or from a distance, these paint jobs look great, and have excellent attention paid to the smallest of details" Avsim.com


System Requirements:


  • Flight Simulator X (SP2 and Direct X 10 preview compatible)
  • 2.5GHz PC or any Dual Core
  • 512Mb RAM
  • 256Mb 3D graphics card
  • Windows 8 / 7 / XP / Vista
  • 446Mb hard drive space

NB: Acceleration pack required for correct aircraft carrier operations.

Note: This add-on does NOT require the larger Wildcat & Martlet add-on for it to work. There are several Wildcat & Martlet packages available, with differing content, and each works in FSX without the need for any other add-ons.

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Packshot for Wildcat & Martlet - Pack A This package includes five Wildcat and Martlet aircraft. These are extremely accurate representations which can be catapulted and trapped on the included carriers. All aircraft feature accurate flight models and carefully researched models, textures and virtual cockpit functions.

This add-on does NOT require the main Wildcat & Martlet add-on for it to work - it's an FSX expansion in its own right!

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$13.25
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