Guillow's GUI 0509 Grumman TBF Avenger Kit

Manufacturer: Guillow's
Availability: Out of stock
SKU: GUI 0509
$46.50
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This easy-building balsa airplane kit contains laser cut balsa parts, plastic cowls and canopies, decals, plastic prop, wheels, tissue, a generous supply of strip stock, accurate scale plans, and a 24-page model building booklet.

Items required to build this model, but not included in this kit, are: white glue; Hobby knife; work board; straight pins; clear acrylic spray; and paint.

Wingspan: 16 1/2". Scale: 1:30. Age: 10+. Skill Level: Beginner. Build Time: 15+ Hours.

The Grumman TBF's initial production order for 286 planes was placed in the latter part of 1940. Between 1942 and the end of 1943, 2,293 Avengers were built and delivered to the U.S. Navy. It became the Navy standard torpedo-bomber of World War II and first saw action on June 4, 1942, at the historic Battle of Midway. Used right up to 1954, Avengers also saw service with the Royal Navy, Canadian Royal Navy and the French Aeronavale.