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Grumman TBF / TBM Avenger torpedo bomber

 

 

TBF-1 Avenger

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
TBF-1 torpedo bomber 3/1942 - 12/1943 1525 10/1954 Wright R-2600-8 engine (1700 h. p.), 1 12.7-mm and 2 7.6-mm MG, 1 908-kg torpedo or 908 kg bombs or 8 127-mm rockets
TBF-1C 7/1943 - 12/1943 764 3 12.7-mm and 1 7.6-mm MG, 1 908-kg torpedo or 908 kg bombs or 8 127-mm rockets, some planes had ASB radar
TBF-1CD 1943 some modified from TBF-1C ASD-1 radar
TBF-1CP torpedo bomber - recon 1945 some modified from TBF-1C differences from TBF-1C: photo camera additionally
TBF-1D torpedo bomber 1943 some modified from TBF-1 differences from TBF-1: ASD-1 radar
TBF-1E 1944 some modified from TBF-1 differences from TBF-1: APS-4 radar
TBF-1J auxiliary 1947 some modified from TBF-1 auxiliary
TBF-1L torpedo bomber 1944 some modified from TBF-1 differences from TBF-1: searchlight
TBF-1P torpedo bomber - recon 1945 some modified from TBF-1 differences from TBF-1: photo camera additionally
TBM-1 torpedo bomber 11/1942 - early1944 550 as TBF-1
TBM-1C 7/1943 - early 1944 2332 as TBF-1C
TBM-1D 1943 some modified from TBM-1 as TBF-1D
TBM-1E 1944 some modified from TBM-1 as TBF-1E
TBM-1J auxiliary 1947 some modified from TBM-1 as TBF-1J
TBM-1L torpedo bomber 1944 some modified from TBM-1 as TBF-1L
TBM-1P torpedo bomber - recon 1945 some modified from TBM-1 as TBF-1P
TBM-3 torpedo bomber early 1944 - late 1944 2284 differences from TBM-1C: R-2600-20 engine (1900 h. p.)
TBM-3D torpedo bomber early 1944 - late 1944 APS-3 radar
TBM-3E late 1944 - 9/1945 2380 plane was lightened at 1000 kg, 3 12.7-mm MG, 1 908-kg torpedo or 908 kg bombs or 8 127-mm rockets, APS-4 radar
TBM-3H 1944 some modified from TBM-3 differences from TBM-3: ASV radar
TBM-3J auxiliary 1947 some modified from TBM-3 auxiliary
TBM-3L torpedo bomber 1944 some modified from TBM-3 differences from TBM-3: searchlight
TBM-3N 1946 some modified from TBM-3 all-weather TBM-3
TBM-3P torpedo bomber - recon 1945 some modified from TBM-3 differences from TBM-3: photo camera added
TBM-3Q ECM plane 1946 some modified from TBM-3 differences from TBM-3: unarmed, ECM equipment
TBM-3R cargo plane 1945 some modified from TBM-3 differences from TBM-3: unarmed, 7 passengers
TBM-3S ASW plane 1948 some modified from TBM-3E differences from TBM-3E: AU radar, armed with ASW torpedoes and DC
TBM-3S2 1950 some modified from TBM-3S equipment alterations
TBM-3U auxiliary 1950 some modified from TBM-3E auxiliary
TBM-3W submarine searcher 1948 some modified from TBM-3E differences from TBM-3E: unarmed, submarine search radar
TBM-3W2 1950 some modified from TBM-3W APS-20 radar

 

Modification TBM-3

Wing span, m

16.51

Length, m

12.19

Height, m

5.00

Wings area, m2

45.52

Empty mass, kg

4853

Full flying-off mass, kg

8278
Engine 1 Wright R-2600-20
Power, h. p. 1900
Maximal speed, km/h 444
Cruise speed, km/h 236
Flying range, km 1626
Vertical speed, m/s 10.5
Maximal altitude, m 9175
Complement 3
Armament 3 12.7 MG, 1 7.6 MG, 1 908-kg torpedo or 908 kg bombs or 8 127-mm rockets

TBF-1 Avenger

TBM-3 Avenger

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008