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TBF/TBM-3 Avenger USN Military Aircraft Model
TBF/TBM-3 Avenger USN Military Aircraft Model

TBF/TBM-3 Avenger USN Military Aircraft Model

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TBF/TBM-3 Avenger USN Military Aircraft Model


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TBF/TBM-3 Avenger USN Military Aircraft Model

TBF/TBM-3 Avenger USN Military Aircraft Model

Excellent Craftsmanship!
Our master craftsmen, working from three-dimensional drawings, handcraft each model from either the finest Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite.

Each model is shaped with remarkable precision and attention to detail. Several stages of fine sanding, between primer coats, produce a smooth finish ready for final painting.

Talented artists using ultra-fine brushes and decals, paint the nose art, stripes and markings. A final coat of clear polyurethane provides lasting protection and brilliance.

    Item Details:
  • 1/32 scale model
  • Wing Span: 16.75 Inches
  • Length:12.75 Inches

    Item Highlights:
  • Makes a GREAT gift!
  • Many different models to choose from
  • Hand made from fine Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite


Model Description

This collectable model TBF/TBM-3 Avenger represents the Navy’s torpedo bomber that sank the most powerful battleships ever built. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen, this 1/32-scale model TBF/TBM-3 Avenger makes a great pilot gift or a present for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.

The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated as TBM by General Motors) was a torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps and was also used by a large number of air arms around the world.

Grumman's first torpedo bomber was the heaviest single-engine plane of World War II and it was the first to feature a new wing-folding mechanism intended to maximize storage space on an aircraft carrier.

The Grumman TBF Avenger entered service in 1942 and first saw action during the Battle of Midway.

On August 24, 1942, the next major naval battle occurred at the Eastern Solomons. With only the carriers USS Saratoga (CV-3) and Enterprise, the 24 TBFs present were able to sink the Japanese aircraft carrier Ryujo and claim one dive bomber, at the cost of seven planes.

After hundreds of the original TBF-1 models were built, the TBF-1C began production. By 1943, Grumman began to slowly phase out production of the Avenger to produce F6F Hellcat fighters, and the Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors took over, with these aircraft being designated TBM. Starting in mid-1944, the TBM-3 began production with a more powerful engine and wing hardpoints for drop tanks and rockets. The dash-3 was the most numerous of the Avengers with about 4,600 produced. However, most of the Avengers in service were dash-1s until near the end of the war in 1945.

TBF/TBMs sank the two Japanese "super battleships", the Musashi and the Yamato.

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