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Grumman FM-2 Wildcat
No.277 FM-2
RedPlane.png Carrier-based Dive Bomber
Effects: Firepower+2 Bombing+2 AA+6 ASW+1 Accuracy+2 Evasion+2
Combat Radius: 4 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 6)
Scrap value: Fuel 1 Ammo 3 Bauxite 3 (Unbuildable)

Equipment Card FM-2.png

Equipment Character FM-2.png

Equipment Item FM-2.png

Equipment Full FM-2.png

Refittable Class
Coastal Defense Ship Destroyer
Light Cruiser Torpedo Cruiser
Heavy Cruiser Training Cruiser
Aviation Cruiser Fast Battleship
Battleship Aviation Battleship
Light Carrier Standard Aircraft Carrier
Armored Carrier Seaplane Tender
Submarine Aircraft Carrying Submarine
Submarine Tender Fleet Oiler
Repair Ship Amphibious Assault Ship



A carrier-based fighter from the Wildcat F4F series that fought fiercely with the Zero over the Pacific during the early stages of the great war. This model, the FM-2, is an improved, late-stage, mass production model, trading high altitude performance for improved maneuverability and torque handling at lower altitudes to make it a masterpiece general-purpose carrier support fighter. The FM-2 was deployed aboard ships like the escort carriers being churned out on a weekly basis. This time, the FM-2 enters the field as a general-purpose support fighter with anti-ship and anti-ground capabilities.


Dive Bombers are one of the main types of plane used by CV(B/L). Their main role is to do damage during the Airstrike, with their "Dive Bombing" Dive Bomber Attack stat being the most important factor in this regard. Dive Bombers are additionally needed for dealing damage during day Shelling, especially for Aircraft Carrier Cut-Ins (CVCI).

This dive bomber has the ability to target installations during shelling.


Not to be confused with other aircraft of this family (see here).

How To Obtain

Stock equipment of: Gambier BayGambier Bay, Gambier Bay KaiGambier Bay Kai, Gambier Bay Mk.IIGambier Bay Mk.II (★+2)

From quest: Cy6 (x2, choice), B187 (★+7, choice)

Ranking reward for:

  • Dec 2017: 1-5, 6-20, 21-100, 101-500

Updates History

  • 2018-01-27: Implemented as ranking reward
  • 2019-03-27: Ability to target Installations added
  • 2021-03-01: Became improvable and upgradeable to F4U-1DF4U-1D
  • 2021-07-15: Visible bonuses added

Fit Bonuses

Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Line of Sight Armor Evasion Note
Gambier BayGambier Bay +2 +1 +2
Other US carriersRanger

UK carriersArk Royal
+1 +1


Type Name Resource Day 2nd Ship Note
Fuel Ammunition Steel Bauxite Item Icon Development Material.png Item Icon Improvement Material.png # of equipment needed for that upgrade. An asterisk following the number indicates a different equipment is required. Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Dive Bomber FM-2 0 110 140 0 290 4/5 3/4 1xGreenPlane.png X G G G G X X Gambier Bay Kai Uses 1x Zero Fighter Type 21 up to ★+6
Uses 1x Zero Fighter Type 52 past ★+6
Uses 1x F6F-3 for upgrade to F4U-1D
6 6/8 3/6 1xGreenPlane.png
10 14/20 10/17 1xGreenPlane.png
2xNew Model Aerial Armament Material
1xSkilled Crew Member
Improvement Improved effects
Dive Bomber 1★ 2★ 3★ 4★ 5★ 6★ 7★ 8★ 9★ Max★
Dive Bomber Attack 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0
Anti-Submarine Warfare 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0


The B on the tail fin and color scheme suggest the in-game FM-2 is based on the FM-2 "Mah Baby" piloted by Lt. Bruce A. McGraw of VC-10, deployed aboard Gambier Bay during the Battle off Samar.

By 1944 the United States was commissioning escort carriers at a rate of roughly one carrier a week.

See Also

FM-2 Wildcat