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TBF/TBM Avenger: Grumman's First Torpedo Bomber in World War II (Legends of Warfare: Aviation #32) (Hardcover)

TBF/TBM Avenger: Grumman's First Torpedo Bomber in World War II (Legends of Warfare: Aviation #32) By David Doyle Cover Image
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This is book number 32 in the Legends of Warfare: Aviation series.


The Grumman-designed TBF Avenger was unquestionably the most successful torpedo bomber in the US fleet during WWII. Developed just prior to the US entry in WWII, the type made its combat debut at the Battle of Midway. Demand for the large carrier-borne aircraft, which could drop conventional bombs and depth charges in addition to torpedoes, soon outstripped Grumman's capacity. To supply the needed aircraft to the US Navy, the US Marines, and the Royal Navy, the Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors was contracted to build duplicate aircraft, which were designated TBM. With numerous adaptations, both the TBF and TBM continued to serve militaries well after WWII. Through carefully researched photos, many of which have never before been published and which are reproduced in remarkable clarity, the history and details of this iconic aircraft are revealed and put the reader in the skies with this historic aircraft.

About the Author

The military books by David Doyle, author of more than 125 books, are noted for their thorough coverage of historic vessels and aircraft and his celebrated ability to locate scarce vintage imagery.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764359392
ISBN-10: 0764359398
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: April 28th, 2020
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Legends of Warfare: Aviation