Chino Airshow 2006
Grumman TBF Avenger


The TBF Avenger first flew in August of 1941. It arrived in service just in time for the battle of Midway. The ability to carry torpedoes and other armaments had a big part to play in the destruction of the Japanese fleet. It's rugged design and simplicity made it more survivable. After the war, they were used in a wide variety of roles for many years after WWII. Untilrecently, some were used as water tankers to fight forest fires in Canada. Over 9,800 Avengers were built and today over 40 are still in airworthy condition. This Avenger is a TBM-3 that was made by General Motors and is privately owned. It is painted up in the scheme that was flown by former President George Bush, who was shot down while attacking Chichi Jima.
















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