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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 Ship Types
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Heavy Cruiser Training Cruiser
Aviation Cruiser Fast Battleship
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Submarine Aircraft Carrying Submarine
Submarine Tender Fleet Oiler
Repair Ship Amphibious Assault Ship
LBAS Plane



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, it 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


RedPlane.png FM-2

Improvement Conversion
★ Improvement
0~5 6~9
Equipment Card F4U-1D.png
Development material Consumed 4/5 6/8 14/20
Improvement material Consumed 3/4 3/6 10/17
Equipment Card Type 0 Fighter Model 21.png Equipment Card Type 0 Fighter Model 52.png Equipment Card F6F-3.png
- Item Icon New Model Aerial Armament Material.pngx2 Item Icon Skilled Crew Member.png
Resources Fuel110 Ammunition140 Steel0 Bauxite290
Ship Helper Conversion
Ship Banner Gambier Bay.png
Gambier Bay/Kai/Mk.II
Equipment Card F4U-1D.png
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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