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|Subcategory||:||1:72 Hobby Master|
|Scale||:||1 : 72|
|Version||:||Diecast metal construction with some plastic components. Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details. Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.|
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Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1:72 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box HA1219, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster, Version Diecast metal construction with some plastic components. Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details. Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Weapons are not permanently attached
Bomb bay can be displayed open or closed.
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
Just prior to the start of WW II the USN started to look for a replacement for their aging Douglas Devastator. Grumman made a presentation of a prototype labeled as XTBF-1 that impressed the USN and they placed an order to purchase. The plane was perfect for the Navy needs, a huge rotary engine that was enclosed in a barrel like fuselage to cut down on drag, and with some increase in the fuselage and wing lengths would accommodate a three-man crew. Production on what was now officially known as the TBF/TBM Avenger and would come to receive the affectionate name of “The Turkey” from the pilots that flew them began in 1941 with first delivery just in time for the Battle of Midway in June 1942. What started out as a carrier borne torpedo bomber soon turned into a close-support bomber, a
patrol aircraft and even a trainer.
From January 1945 until March 1945 the USS Saginaw Bay provided air cover for the invasion of Iwo Jima and VC-88 lost one TBM-3. March 1, 1945 the 5th Fleet begins its raids on the Ryukyu Islands in preparation for the major assault on Okinawa. On March 24, 1945, one day before the start of the invasion USS Saginaw Bay arrived on station off Okinawa and provided air support to the invading forces with VC-88 losing one TBM-3. USS Saginaw Bay left for the U.S. on April 29, 1945.
Specifications for the Avenger
General characteristics -
Length: 40 ft. 11.5 in. (12.48 m)
Wingspan: 54 ft. 2 in. (16.51 m)
Height: 15 ft. 5 in. (4.70 m)
Wing area: 490.02 ft. sq. (45.52 m sq.)
Empty: 10,545 lb. (4,783 kg)
Loaded: 17,893 lb. (8,115 kg)
Power plant: 1 Wright R-2600-20 radial engine producing 1,900 hp
Maximum speed: 276 mph (444km/h)
Range: 1,000 miles (1,610 km)
Service ceiling: 30,100 ft (9,170 m)
Rate of climb: 2,060 ft/min (10.5 m/s)
Wing loading: 36.5 ft-lbf sq (178 kg/m sq)
1x 0.30 cal (7.62 mm) nose-mounted machine gun
2 x 0.50 cal (12.7 mm) wing-mounted machine guns
1 x 0.50 cal (12.7 mm) dorsal-mounted machine gun
1 x 0.30 cal (7.62 mm) ventral-mounted machine gun
Up to 2,000 lb (900 kg) of bombs
1 x 2,000 lb (900 kg) torpedo