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Grumman TBF Avenger

Grumman TBF Avenger

€ 18,00

Cod. PS-32022 Disponibile

1/32 Grumman TBF Avenger 1. This TBM-3S (Y-AR, 53682) was assigned to Number 880 Squadron (later VS-880), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) at RCN Air Station Shearwater, Nova Scotia in 1952. The aircraft- locally designated the Avenger AS Mark 3-was used for anti-submarine patrols off Canada’s Atlantic coast between 1950 and 1957. This Avenger retained the USN finish of overall Glossy Sea Blue. 2. TBF-1C, White 97 (BuNo 48102),was assigned to Torpedo Squadron 2 (VT-2) aboard the carrier USS HORNET (CV-12) during the summer of 1944. The VT-2 insignia was displayed on the forward fuselage, while the white disc on the vertical stabilizer identified the HORNET’s Carrier Air Group 11 (CVG-11). This Squadron participated in the Battle of the Philippine Sea on 19-20 June. 3. Lt (JG) George Bush- the future 41st President of the United States - flew this TBF-1C, while assigned to VT-51aboard the USS SAN JACINTO (CVL-30) in the western Pacific in the fall of 1944. He named the Avenger BARBARA for his fiancee, Barbara Pierce. Bush’s aircraft was shot down while attacking the Japanese-held island of Chichi Jima on 2 September 1944. His turret gunner and radio operator/bdombardier were killed; however, Bush safely parachuted from the stricken TBF and was rescue by the submarine USS FINBACK (SS-2300). 4. White 110 was a TBM-3 assigned to VT-82 adoard the USS BENNINGTON (CV-20) in February of 1945.The aircraft was overall Glossy Sea Blue FS 15042 , with Glossy Insignia Blue FS 15044 and Glossy Insignia White FS 17855 national markings.