Grumman TBF Avenger Torpedo Bomber US NAVY - 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Atlas
1:72 Scale Diecast Metal - Grumman TBF Avenger Torpedo Bomber US NAVY – Length: 6.75" Wingspan: 9”
This Avenger model is a three people airplane. The cockpit is glue shut. It has no pilot/crew figurines included. There is no landing gear. A display stand is included.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one.
This model comes in a transparent plastic shell.
The maker of this model did a good job with this model, specifically the color scheme and the markings are very crisp and clear. The panel lines and hatches are very nicely done (engraved).
The package measures at 9.5 inches by 9.5 inches by 4 inches.
Recommended for 14 years and older.
The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) is an American torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and eventually used by several air and naval aviation services around the world.
The Avenger entered U.S. service in 1942, and first saw action during the Battle of Midway. Despite the loss of five of the six Avengers on its combat debut, it survived in service to become one of the outstanding torpedo bombers of World War II. Greatly modified after the war, it remained in use until the 1960s.