Grumman TBF-1C "Avenger" White 3X
Honestly dood if you dont know ANYTHING about this plane ur a scrub and you should look it up. But anyway, the camo scheme is what sets this aircraft apart... This Avenger is done up in the markings of White 3X which belonged Torpedo Squadron 51 (VT-51) aboard the USS San Jacinto. This was the aircraft that was being flown by LT (j.g.) George H. W Bush, who just so happed to be the future 41st president, when it was shot down while assaulting Japanese installations on the island of Chichijima. With his engine on fire and one of his other crewmembers already dead from the flak Lt bush managed to drop his payload and continue flying for several more miles before he managed to bail out. Neither his turret gunner Lt (j.g.) William White and Radioman Second Class John Delaney survived making Lt Bush, one of the youngest naval aviators at the time, the sole survivor of his aircraft. After a short 30 day stint aboard the sub that picked him up, Lt Bush was back aboard the USS San Jacinto. He continued to fly missions until 1944 giving him a grand total of 58 combat missions. He was awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation.
All Normal Flight Controls
Ag-1: Open bomb bay/arm bombs.
Ag-2: Activate Turrets.
Ag-3: Combat Flaps. Combine with takeoff flaps (LandingGear).
Ag-4: Landing hook (drouge chute).
Ag-5: Retract Wings.
Ag-7: Activate gyroscope.
Ag-8: Deactivate control surfaces. Combine with activated Ag-7 to turn on auto pilot. Use TRIM to adjust attitude in flight. TRIM is trim in normal flight mode.
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) George Herbert Walker Bush. Then and in his presidency.
Bush being picked up by the USS Finback after a 4 hour swim in a life raft.
This thing can take a pretty large beating. I've had most of my wings shot of and its still flown back to base. I started with my old TBF but it wasn't as accurate as I wanted it to be so I made it EVEN MOAR accurate! And now it is probably the most accurate TBF in the site.
- Successors 2 airplane(s)
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 54.2ft (16.5m)
- Length 40.8ft (12.4m)
- Height 18.6ft (5.7m)
- Empty Weight 14,632lbs (6,637kg)
- Loaded Weight 17,056lbs (7,736kg)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.111
- Wing Loading 24.1lbs/ft2 (117.6kg/m2)
- Wing Area 708.4ft2 (65.8m2)
- Drag Points 4119
- Number of Parts 610
- Control Surfaces 4