Grumman TBF Avenger 2019-05-29T09:34:45-05:00

Project Description

MPH

257

WEAPONS

11

SEATS

3

Grumman TBF Avenger

Class:  Three-Seat Carrierborne and land-based torpedo-bomber

National Origin: United States

Manufacturer: Grumman

First Flight: 1941

Primary User: US Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force

Number Built: 9839

WIP

Specifications

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 40 ft (12.19 m)
  • Wingspan: 54 ft 2 in (16.51 m)
  • Height: 16 ft 5 in (5 m)
  • Wing area: 490 sq ft (45.52 m²)
  • Empty weight: 10,555 lb (4,788 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 17,364 lb (7,876 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 x Wright R-2600-20 Twin Cyclone radial engine, 1,900 hp (1,420 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 257 mph (414 km/h) at 12,000 ft (3,660 m)
  • Cruise speed: 153 mph (246 km/h)
  • Range: 1,000 mi (1,610 km/h)
  • Service ceiling: 30,100 ft (9,170 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,060 ft/min (10.5 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 36.5 lb/sq. ft (192 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.11 hp/lb ( 0.17 kW/kg)

Armament