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Grumman TBF (TBM) Avenger

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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 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[...]

Diecast model aircraft 1/72 WWII

Hi! Some years ago I did a collection of some very nice and very well done military aircraft from WWII, all nations involved included, on 1/72 scale. They do have plastic bases and supports, and some are on fly mode, others as on land (these o[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Avenger

Accurate Miniature TBM-3 Avenger 1/48th scale. The only addition is the harness. This kit is over 20 years old now. This version was released in 1996. It's painted in Aeromaster acrylic. Markings are from USS Intrepid.

Midway Group Build, VT-8 “Torpedo 8” Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, 1/48 Accurate Miniatures

Here's another historically significant plane from the Midway Group build. This plane represents the sole surviving Grumman TBF Avenger from Torpedo 8. This plane managed to limp back home after being mauled by Japanese Zero fighters on June[...]

Tamiya, 1:48 scale F4F-4 “Wildcat”: My First Build of this kit…

Before Tamiya released their 1:48 scale F4F-4 "Wildcat", there was only the old Monogram kit. The Monogram kit was little more than a toy, having folding wings and other "Features" that just made the kit a very inaccurate model of Grumman's stu[...]