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TBM3 Avenger VT12 WHITE 7 Task Force 86 1:72 with stand**o/p** by Hobby Master
Established in 2001, Inflight200 is the first premium quality manufacturer of diecast 1:200 scale aircraft models. Inflight200 has set many standards of production in this scale, using high tech tampo printing to produce exquisite detail and they are continually striving to make more accurate releases. InFlight 200 models are all limited edition, made with all metal die-cast parts and feature antenna, scale landing gear with rubber tires that roll, spinning jet engine fans, and come with an attractive display stand. InFlight 200 models are licensed by aircraft manufacturers (such as The Boeing Company) and major airlines around the world.
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Weapons are not permanently attached
Bomb bay can be displayed open or closed.
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
Just prior to the start of WW II the USN started to look for a replacement for their aging
Douglas Devastator. Grumman made a presentation of a prototype labeled as XTBF-1 that
impressed the USN and they placed an order to purchase. The plane was perfect for the
Navy needs, a huge rotary engine that was enclosed in a barrel like fuselage to cut down on
drag, and with some increase in the fuselage and wing lengths would accommodate a three-
man crew. Production on what was now officially known as the TBF/TBM Avenger and
would come to receive the affectionate name of “The Turkey” from the pilots that flew them
began in 1941 with first delivery just in time for the Battle of Midway in June 1942. What
started out as a carrier borne torpedo bomber soon turned into a close-support bomber, a
patrol aircraft and even a trainer.
From January 1945 until March 1945 the USS Saginaw Bay provided air cover for the
invasion of Iwo Jima and VC-88 lost one TBM-3. March 1, 1945 the 5th Fleet begins its raids
on the Ryukyu Islands in preparation for the major assault on Okinawa. On March 24, 1945,
one day before the start of the invasion USS Saginaw Bay arrived on station off Okinawa
and provided air support to the invading forces with VC-88 losing one TBM-3. USS Saginaw
Bay left for the U.S. on April 29, 1945.
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- Code 182692
- EAN 4895173404511
- SKU HA1220
- Weight 900
- Size X 23
- Size Y 25
- Size Z 10