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Grumman TBF Avenger 1941 Year 1/32 Scale Decals Print Scale 32-022

Theme: Decals

Era : 1939-1945 WWII

Scale : 1/32

Material : Paper

Series: Decals set

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (also Avenger, English Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger - avenger) is an American torpedo bomber designed for the US Navy and Marine Corps, used by a number of other countries. Entered the army in 1942, first took part in the battles during the Battle of Midway Atoll.
The aircraft was developed by Grumman Corporation and produced by it under the designation TBF Avenger, later General Motors joined their production (under the designation TBM Avenger). Avenger became one of the largest single-engine aircraft of World War II.
Basing - on an aircraft carrier or a conventional airfield.
The Avenger was developed by the Grumman Corporation under a contract with the US government to replace the obsolete Douglas Devastator torpedo bomber. The wings of the aircraft folded, which saved space when based on aircraft carriers.
The Avenger could carry a torpedo, or a 2,000-pound (900 kg) bomb, or four 500-pound (230 kg) bombs. The original version of the aircraft (TBF-1) had a 7.62 mm machine gun in the engine fairing, a 12.7 mm machine gun in the dorsal turret and one 7.62 mm machine gun in the ventral fuselage. The experience of combat use showed that one 7.62-mm machine gun for firing forward is not enough to suppress anti-aircraft fire from the attacked target, and it was replaced by two 12.7-mm wing-mounted machine guns (this modification was designated TBF-1C).
The crew consisted of three people: a pilot, a turret gunner and a bombardier, who was located in the lower tail section of the fuselage. The shooter also served as a radio operator. The scorer, if necessary, fired from the ventral machine gun, on later modifications he also served as a radar operator. According to a number of sources, the scorer could also perform the duties of a navigator. The TBF-1 had a place for a fourth crew member (navigator-observer), located in the cockpit behind the pilot. Subsequently, electronic equipment was installed behind the pilot. In real conditions, the Avengers often flew sorties (especially at short range) with a crew of two.