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Royal Navy Grumman Avenger Torpedo Plane - No.855 Squadron FAA, Hawkinge, England, June 1944

Oxford Diecast Royal Navy Grumman Avenger Torpedo Plane - No.855 Squadron FAA, Hawkinge, England, June 1944




 
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Oxford OXFAC099 Royal Navy Grumman Avenger Torpedo Plane - No.855 Squadron FAA, Hawkinge, England, June 1944 (1:72 Scale) "Why should we have a navy at all? There are no enemies for it to fight except apparently the Army Air Force."
- General Carl Spaatz, Commander of the US 8th Army Air Force, after WWII

The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) was an American torpedo bomber, developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps and used by a large number of air forces around the world. It entered service in 1942, and began major use during the Battle of Midway.

The Avenger had a large bomb bay, allowing for one Bliss-Leavitt Mark 13 torpedo, a single 2000 lb (900 kg) bomb, or up to four 500 lb (230 kg) bombs. Torpedoes were generally abandoned after Midway and were not carried again regularly until after June of 1944, when improvements mandated their use again. By that time, it was rare for American aircraft to encounter enemy shipping at sea and the Avenger was primarily employed as a ground support weapon. The plane had overall ruggedness and stability, and pilots say it flew like a truck, for better or worse. With a 30,000 foot (10,000 m) ceiling and a fully-loaded range of 1,000 miles (1,600 km), it was better than any previous American torpedo plane, and better than its chief opponent, the then obsolete Japanese Nakajima B5N "Kate".

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a Royal Navy Grumman Avenger torpedo plane that was attached to No.855 Squadron FAA, then deployed to Hawkinge, England, during June 1944. Pre-order! Ship Date: 2020.

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 10-inches
Length: 8-inches

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Features
  • Diecast metal construction
  • Ability to display the model with landing gear in either extended or retracted mode
  • Realistic paint scheme with authentic insignia
  • Comes with display stand

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