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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. The Kit
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.