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Grumman TBF (TBM) Avenger

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On This Day…November 15th.

15th November 1967 saw the only fatality of the X-15 program during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams lost control of his aircraft which exploded mid-air over the Mojave Desert. TBM-1 Avenger of VT-87 launching from[...]

On This Day…November 14th.

The deck crew of the USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116) clearing snow from the flight deck, off Korea, 14 Nov 1950; the F4U-4B Corsairs belong with US Marine Corps squadron VMF-323. The Badoeng earned six battlestars in Korea. This following photo [...]

On This Day…November 11th.

Twenty one Fairey Swordfish launch from the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious for the raid on Taranto on 11th November, 1940. ...and one of the Swordfish that took place in the battle that ditched in Cefalu, Sicily. A NCO briefing his me[...]

On This Day…November 5th.

Gunner Kenneth Bratton being removed from the turret of his TBF Avenger aboard the USS Saratoga following a successful strike on Rabaul, 5 November 1943... With Armistice day almost upon us, this photo from Nov 5th , 1918 shows how the US Arm[...]

On This Day…October 30th.

On October 30th, 1938 Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre, New York City, staged a radio adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel 'The War of the Worlds' in an "as live" format that fooled at least some Americans into believing that Martians real[...]

TBF-1 Avenger 1:72

I bought this kit at a local arms fair. The box appeared very neat and new yet the kit was simply a rebox of an older academy kit. There was basically no detail for the interior(which is luckily hidden pretty well on the avenger). For what the k[...]

Burial at Sea

On This Day…October 13th

October 13th 1944... Crew of a PBY Catalina rescue Sgt James Latta and Sgt Willis Morlan out of the Adriatic after being forced to bail from their B-24H Liberator after a raid on Vienna, Austria. Crew of the USS Wasp (originally named the Or[...]

Italeri (Accurate Miniatures) 1:48 Avenger.

This is an old model I built long time ago, originally with the 3 tone camo pattern of white, medium and dark blue. After a close look, I decided to give her a new life. I stripped the paint, riveted the whole model, restored it and painted [...]

TBM-1C Avenger, VT-7 USS Hancock (1:48, Accurate Miniatures)

This was my second kit in 1:48 scale - and a lot of memories! I love this airplane, I loved the kit, which has truly a lot of amazing details allowing you to build excellent model straight from the box. My only improvement was replacing of radio[...]