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FM-2

No.277 FM-2

Dive Bomber Carrier-Based Dive Bomber

Effects: Firepower+2 Dive Bomber Attack+2 Evasion+2 Anti-Air+6 Accuracy+2 Anti-Submarine+1

Combat Radius: 4

Scrap Value: Fuel1 Ammunition3 Bauxite3

Equipment Card FM-2.png

Equipment Character FM-2.png

Equipment Item FM-2.png

Equipment Full FM-2.png

Development
CraftableImprovable
Refittable Class
Coastal Defense ShipDestroyer
Light CruiserTorpedo Cruiser
Heavy CruiserAviation Cruiser
BattleshipAviation Battleship
Fast BattleshipLight Carrier
Standard CarrierArmored Carrier
Seaplane TenderSubmarine Tender
SubmarineSubmarine Carrier
Repair ShipTraining Cruiser
Fleet OilerAmphibious Assault Ship

Introduction

大戦初期の太平洋上で零戦としのぎを削った艦上戦闘機、ワイルドキャット「F4F」シリーズ。本機「FM-2」は、F4Fの改良後期量産型で、その高空性能を削り低空での運動性と取り回しやすさを向上させた傑作汎用支援艦戦です。週間単位で量産された護衛空母などで運用されました。今回は、対艦・対地の汎用支援戦闘機として登場です。

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.

Notes

How To Obtain

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

From quests: C60 (x2, 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 View Range Armor Evasion Note
Gambier BayGambier Bay +2 +1 +2
SaratogaSaratoga
IntrepidIntrepid
HornetHornet
Ark RoyalArk Royal
+1 +1

Trivia

The B on the tail fin and color scheme suggest the in-game FM-2 is based off 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.

Akashi's Improvement Arsenal

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 Type 0 Fighter Model 21 for ★+1...★+6 upgrades.
Uses 1x Type 0 Fighter Model 52 past ★+6 upgrades.
Requires 1x F6F-3 for final 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

See Also

FM-2 Wildcat