TBM-3 Avenger - 297

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TBM-3 Avenger

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

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.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 2
First Issued: 1965

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 297
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 297
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 297
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 297
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 297
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 297
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 02017-4
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 02017-4
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 02017-4
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 02017-4
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 03033-9
1984 Edition Ref: 9 03033
1987 Edition Ref: 03033
1988 Edition Ref: 03033
1995 Edition Ref: 03033
1996 Edition Ref: 03033
1997 Edition Ref: 03033
1998 Edition Ref: 03033
1999 Edition Ref: 03033
2000 Edition Ref: 03033

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