GRUMMAN TBF AVENGER
THE 'AVENGER'- THE WORLD'S DEADLIEST TORPEDO PLANE : An unusual
photograph of the brand-new U.S. Navy Grumman TBF torpedo plane,
which has been termed the 'Avenger'. Planes of this type played a
leading part in the battle off Midway in which 2 Japanese
aircraft carriers and other enemy vessels were sunk or damaged.
Carrying a full - sized torpedo inside of the fuselage ( thus
decreasing wind resistance) or 2,000 1lbs of bombs, the Avenger
can do better than 270 mph, considerably faster than any other
plane of its type. It has a cruising range of 1,400 miles and a
ceiling of 20,000ft. It is powered by a huge Wright air-cooled
engine and is extremely maneuverable. Defensively, it is well
armed with machine guns of heavy calibre.
Rudy Arnold Color Transparency Number C 1785
(Rev 4/24/96) Kristine Kaske