TBM-3 Rocky Mountain Wing


Rocky Mountain Wing
Grand Junction, CO


TBM-3 Specs
Role Torpedo bomber
Manufacturer General Motors
Introduced 1942
Power 1 × Wright R-2600-20 radial engine, 1,900 hp
Length 40 ft 11.5"
Height 15 ft 5 in
Wingspan 54 ft 2 in
Range 1,000 mi

Grumman's first torpedo bomber was the heaviest single-engined aircraft of World War II, and only the USAAF's P-47 Thunderbolt came close to equalling it in maximum loaded weight among all single-engined fighters, being only some 400 lb (181 kg) lighter than the TBF, by the end of World War II. The Avenger was the first design to feature a new "compound angle" wing-folding mechanism created by Grumman, intended to maximize storage space on an aircraft carrier

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