Nicely donw, and a good pick of background for the TBF. I always loved the Avenger, I think it looks especially good in RAF markings.
Thanks Paul - I'm a big Avenger fan myself. It's a pity more people aren't.
Well the service record is not so great, but that's probably true of most torpedo aircraft. Outside of Pearl Harbor and the sinking of the Bismark I don't recall any major successes.I've always liked ungainly looking aircraft, the Lysander, the Stuka, the Helldiver, and the Avenger falls under that category.There's a TBF aboard the USS Hornet Museum. It is one big airplane.
They were from the day when the idea of a multi role aircraft hadn't be fully realized.
Best multiroll aircraft from WW2 would be the Mossie. No other aircraft be it. And it was one of the few that could carry a grand slam.
The Mosquito was a great multi role craft. Though it was specially modified Lancasters that carried the Grand Slam.http://thegreatcanadianmodelbuilderswebpage.blogspot.ca/2011/04/grand-slam-bomber.htmlYou might be thinking of the Dam Buster bomb. A Mosquito was used during the Dam Buster's test trials.
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