TBM-3 Avenger

TBM-3 Avenger

A Grumman design, the TBM-3 was one of the late versions of the Avenger and was in fact produced by General Motors. The most famous of all American torpedo bombers, the Avenger played a vital role in the sea battles of the South Pacific. This magnificent scale kit includes an operating rear gun turret and retractable undercarriage and arrester hook as well as a full complement of under-wing rockets. - Taken from the 4th edition catalogue (1966)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as TBM-3 'Avenger' from TBM-3 Avenger.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as TBM-3 Avenger from TBM-3 'Avenger'.

16th edition catalogue (1979), recorded as a Series 3 kit.

16th edition catalogue (1979), listed as Grumman TBM-3 Avenger from TBM-3 Avenger.

1984 edition catalogue, listed as TBM 3 Avenger from Grumman TBM-3 Avenger.

1987 edition catalogue, listed as Grumman TBM-3 Avenger from TBM 3 Avenger.

1995 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

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Airfix Series (first appearance) 2
First Issued 1965
Catalogue Ref - 4th Edition (1966) 297
Catalogue Ref - 5th Edition (1967) 297
Catalogue Ref - 6th Edition (1968) 297
Catalogue Ref - 7th Edition (1969) 297
Catalogue Ref - 8th Edition (1970) 297
Catalogue Ref - 9th Edition (1971) 297
Catalogue Ref - 10th Edition (1973) 02017-4
Catalogue Ref - 11th Edition (1974) 02017-4
Catalogue Ref - 12th Edition (1975) 02017-4
Catalogue Ref - 13th Edition (1976) 02017-4
Catalogue Ref - 16th Edition (1979) 03033-9
Catalogue Ref - 1984 Edition 9 03033
Catalogue Ref - 1987 Edition 3033
Catalogue Ref - 1988 Edition 3033
Catalogue Ref - 1995 Edition 3033
Catalogue Ref - 1996 Edition 3033
Catalogue Ref - 1997 Edition 3033
Catalogue Ref - 1998 Edition 3033
Catalogue Ref - 1999 Edition 3033
Catalogue Ref - 2000 Edition 3033
Artist on Box Type 3 Roy Cross

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