Martlet - Hoodie
Martlet - Hoodie £47.00
Grumman F4F Wildcat / Martlet The Fleet Air Arm bought the Wildcat before it was used by the US Navy, was renamed as the Martlet and replaced the Fairey Fulmar. Christmas day 1940 a Martlet shot down a Junkers Ju88 over Scapa Flow which was the first combat victory by a US built fighter in British service in World War II. Eric M 'Winkle' Brown flew the Wildcat / Martlet and commented that, "this Grumman fighter was one of the finest shipboard aeroplanes ever created". Hoodies are made from 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester at 280gsm. Drop shoulder style with double fabric hood with self-colour drawcord. Has a front pouch pocket, ribbed cuffs and hem. Check the sizing page as this item can be slightly different than other brands.