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Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger
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Designed as a replacement for the Douglas TBD Devastator, the TBF features a large deep fuselage capable of internally carrying what was then the Navy's largest (22 in.) torpedo. Rushed into production the TBF was deployed in every major engagement in the Pacific from Midway on. During its entire production life, the a/c changed little from its initial design allowing for the rapid production of 9836 over a short three year span.

General:
 
Type: Torpedo Bomber Crew: 3 Seating: 3 First Flight: 1/Aug/1941
Specifications   Propulsion   Performance  
Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

40' 0"

16' 5"

54' 2"

0 lbs.

15536 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Powerplant:

1

1700 hp 

Wright R-2600-8

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

905 miles

278 mph

215 mph

1075 ft/sec

22600 ft

Armament: 2000 lbs in bomb bay, 1x0.30 cal machine gun dorsal position, 1x0.50 cal aft cockpit position, 2x0.50 cal wing guns      

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