Guillows Grumman TBF Avenger Torpedo Bomber Balsa Kit
The Grumman TBF initial production order for 286 planes was placed in the latter part of 1940 and, between 1942 and the end of the 1943, 2293 Avengers were built and delivered to the U.S. Navy. It became the Navy standard torpedo-bomber of World War 2 and first saw action on June 4, 1942, at the historic Battle of Midway. Used right up to 1954, the Avenger also saw service with the Royal Navy, Canadian Royal Navy and the French Aeronavale.
Designed to be built as a magnificent static display model, a flying rubber band powered model, a gas powered model or an electric powered model. All the parts are included for a rubber band powered model but further parts are needed to make this model gas or electric powered. Instructions on how to do this are included.
Accurate scale plan and illustrated step-by-step model building booklet, light vacuum formed parts such as nose cowl, bubble canopy and small external details, genuine decal set, scale plastic main wheels, rubber band motor, plastic propeller, plastic thrust bearing, wire propeller shaft, covering tissue, razor sharp die-cut balsa parts and generous quantity of strip stock.
REQUIRED TO COMPLETE:
- Balsa cement
- Craft knife
- Model pins
- Shrinking dope (for sealing tissue covering)
- Brush for applying dope