Aeromaster 48-290: Carrier Based Avengers part 2

Units: various




Scott Van Aken

This sheet has markings for three, mostly tri-color painted TBM-1C/3 Avengers Recommended kit is by Accurate Miniatures, which has also been released by Italeri, among others. I guess you could use the ancient Monogram kit as well, but I'm not really sure which variant it is supposed to portray.

The initial option is a VT(N)-90 TBM-3 aboard the USS Enterprise in March of 1945. Typical of the night attack planes, it has the flame damper exhaust and black undersides with mostly black lettering. .

Second is a TBM-1C from VC-21 aboard CVE-77, USS Marcus Island.

Third up is a TBM-3 from VC-82. It was operated aboard CVE-72, USS Tulagi.

The last option is in overall gloss sea blue. It was assigned to VT-82 aboard the USS Bennington in April 1945.

In all, a nice selection of options. Not exactly bursting with color, but then that was pretty typical of USN aircraft of the time. The flame damper exhaust are available from Ultracast.

June 2018

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