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Grumman TBF (TBM) Avenger

Kiwi Avenger

The RNZAF took delivery of their first six TBF-1 Avengers in September 1943 and these were regulated to a training role. The next 19 Avengers, delivered in October and December, were TBF-1Cs that were considered more suitable for [...]

Trumpeter 1/32 TBF-1C Avenger

Avengers flying in the Atlantic Ocean were usually camouflaged in the white and grey that creates a good contrast on models. This Atlantic Avenger was built using the excellent kit by Trumpeter. It is a design enlargement of the great [...]

VT-4 Avengers

I found the above photo on Pinterest Japan. It states that White 5 is a TBF-1 Avenger of VT-4 overflying USS Ranger on 9 September 1943. Starfighter Decals has a sheet for Operation Leader in 1/72 scale with markings for White 4 as TBM-1 [...]

Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 VMTB-132 USS Cape Gloucester Okinawa 1945

I became a big fan of the Avenger after seeing the movie: "On a Wing and Prayer" with Don Ameche, Dana Andrews, Richard Jaeckle and others. The movie was filmed aboard the USS Yorktown CV-10 during it's shakedown cruise in about [...]

Video: Grumman TBF Avenger - Hobby 2000 1/72Aircraft Model

TBF-1 Avenger at Midway

1979 boxing of 1966 Airfix kit, with decals from the Starfighter USN at Midway and TBDs (yes, TBDs for the 8-T-1 decals) at War sets. I finished it as Ensign Bert Earnest’s Torpedo 8 TBF, which made it to Pearl Harbor took late to join [...]

Flight 19 Lost Squadron 75th Anniversary Tribute AM 1/48 TBF-1C Avenger

As noted with Chuck Villanueva's post the lost of Flight 19 to this day remains a mystery. The Men: Cpt George W. Stivers Jr. was born in Piedmont , Missouri in 1920 and was a graduate of the US Navel Academy. He would serve with the 1st [...]

Flight 19 Lost Squadron 75th Anniversary Tribute AM 1/48 TBF-1C Avenger

The History: As related by Chuck Villanueva this marks the 75th Anniversary of the mysterious lost of Flight 19. This event has sparked many theories as to what really happened on this rather routine flight and has inspired tales of [...]

“Flight 19 Lost Squadron 75th Anniversary Tribute” Accurate Miniatures TBM-1C Avenger as FT-81

First off, I want to thank all of you who held off posting your articles so we could keep our Flight 19 builds together. That was very kind of you and considerate... Flight 19 ... The "Lost Squadron" was previously introduced [...]

1:32 Trumpeter TBF Avenger

About a year ago I added a 1:32 TBF Avenger to my stash thinking it would be something I worked on in the long dark days of winter. It’s a huge carrier-based bird and I wanted to build one. Then the virus & quarantine hit and my wife [...]