HOBBY MASTER 1/72 US NAVY GRUMMAN TBM-3 AVENGER White 86 (HA1219)
$159.00 (Ex Tax: $144.55)
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Up for sale is a brand new 1/72 US NAVY GRUMMAN TBM-3 AVENGER White 86 (HA1219) by Hobby Master.
Just prior to the start of WW II the USN started to look for a replacement for the aging Douglas Devastator. Grumman made a presentation of a prototype called the 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 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, a trainer and in civilian hands, a crop duster and a water bomber.
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
This model air-plane is made from die-cast metal and include extensive detailing. It is similar in quality to Century Wings, Calibre Wings, Corgi, Witty Wings and Aviation72.
Includes display stand.
|Dimensions||24 × 24 × 12 cm|
GRUMMAN TBF AVENGER