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TBF/TBM Avenger (5)

Avengers could operate with four crew members: a pilot in the front cockpit, a radio operator in the aft cockpit, a bombardier in the lower aft fuselage and a gunner in the dorsal gun turret. The aft cockpit and the aft fuselage were linked with a crawl-tunnel, and in practice US Navy aircraft usually carried three crew, with the task of the radio operator and bombardier performed by a single crew-member.


On this scale I was forced to make a few concessions. I can't fit minifigures inside. My model can house a figure in the cockpit, as long as the cockpit canopy is open. Since the aircraft is mainly intended to sit on the deck of an aircraft carrier, however, I don't see this as much of a problem.


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Taken on March 14, 2010