TBF Avenger - American Torpedo Bomber

Brickmania
$570.00
Current Stock:
0
SKU:
BKM2388
Availability:
Preorder
Weight:
5.11 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Jonah Padberg
Piece Count:
1206 LEGO®, Brickmania® & BrickArms® elements
Minifigs:
3
Skill Level:
Advanced (4 of 5)

Out of stock
Expected release date is 7/01/2022

About the TBF Avenger – American Torpedo Bomber:

The TBF Avenger was the United States’ primary torpedo bomber of World War II. Over 9,800 were produced during the war by two main contractors. TBF designates Grumman-built bombers, while TBM designates General Motors. The aircraft was powered by a Wright R-2600-20 engine which gave it a maximum speed of 267 mph. For defense against fighters, the Avenger used a .30 caliber machine gun in the nose, though later models were upgraded with two .50 caliber machine guns under the wings. There were additional machine guns in a rear-facing turret, as well as one underneath the tail. This gave the Avenger protection from enemy aircraft from all angles. This particular torpedo bomber carried either a single Mark 13 torpedo, a 2,000-pound bomb, or four 500-pound bombs. The Avenger utilized a crew of three—pilot, gunner, and bombardier.

The Avenger saw action in many of the major naval battles of the Second World War. Even after the Japanese surrender, the Avenger stayed in service through the 1950s. By the Korean War, large-scale naval warfare against enemy surface ships had been relegated to a past era. The Avenger, with its large bomb bay and payload, offered air-to-ground support to troops and submarine protection for naval ships.

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Specifications:

Crew: 3
Weight: 15,536 lb (7,047 kg)
Power plant: 1x 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 1,700 hp (1,300 kW)
Propeller: 3-bladed constant-speed
Maximum speed: 278 mph (447 km/h)
Range: 905 mi (1,456 km)
Armament: 2x 0.50 in (12.7 mm) wing-mounted machine guns, 1x dorsal-mounted machine gun, 1x belly-mounted machine gun, up to eight rockets, and up to 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs or torpedoes


Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

This big torpedo bomber comes in a beautiful blue and gray color scheme, includes three crewmen, and features a spinning propeller and retractable landing gear. Play features include opening torpedo door, posable ailerons and elevators, Folding wings, an opening cockpit, and a posable rear gun turret. This feature-packed airplane is ready to become a favorite in your collection.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Jonah Padberg
1206 LEGO® & BrickArms® elements
3x custom minifigs
High-quality sticker sheet
11 additional custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Advanced skill level (6-8 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.