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Dirk's Academy TBF-1 Avenger USS Bogue (1944-ish)
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PostPosted: July 28th, 2011, 9:31 pm 
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The most widely-produced naval strike aircraaft of all time, the Grumman TFB/TBM Avenger dominated the torpedo bomber role as no other American aircraft dominated any other military mission. Nearly 10,000 Avengers were produced between 1942 and 1945.

When it joined the fleet in early 1942 the Avenger was desperately needed. It's predecessor, the Douglas TBD Devastator of 1937 had been produced in numbers far too small to meet wartime requirements of a two-ocean navy.

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I understand that the Academy kit is a reworking of the ancient Frog Avenger – which was actually a Royal Navy Tarpon, and would explain the bulged side windows.

Moulded in hard grey plastic, with finely engraved surface detail, it consists of 51 parts including 7 clears and a two-part stand.

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Dirk's Academy TBF-1 Avenger USS Bogue (1944-ish)
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Dirk, cool choice, are you opening the bomb bay doors on this?

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Jagewa wrote:
Dirk, cool choice, are you opening the bomb bay doors on this?

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I'm not sure , Jim. In my pre-build mind I say yes but we'll have to see what happens as the build(s) progress.

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The bell has sounded and we are officially underway for the 2011 Anti-Shipping Group Build. I don't know about you guys but I'm looking forward to this one. I will be starting with this Ell-Cheap-O Dauntless first as I feel it will need the most attention. Once it's at a comfortable spot I then hope to start the Atlantic Scheme Avenger

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My plans are to pop the box on this one tonight

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