Commemorative Edition H.W. Bush TBF-1C Avenger Barbara III USS San Jacinto HA1221 Scale 1:72 Commemorative H.W. Bush TBF-1C Avenger USS San Jacinto HA1221 1:72 Commemorative H.W. Bush TBF-1C Avenger USS San Jacinto HA1221 1:72 Commemorative H.W. Bush TBF-1C Avenger USS San Jacinto HA1221 1:72
Commemorative H.W. Bush TBF-1C Avenger USS San Jacinto HA1221 1:72

Commemorative H.W. Bush TBF-1C Avenger USS San Jacinto HA1221 1:72

Commemorative edition TBF-1C Avenger Lt. Jg. H.W. Bush "Barbara III" VT-51 USS San Jacinto HA1221 Scale 1:72
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Commemorative edition TBF-1C Avenger Lt. Jg. H.W. Bush "Barbara III" VT-51 USS San Jacinto HA1221 Scale 1:72 Highly detailed Hobby Master Scale 1:72 Superb detailing in 1/72 scale. Pre-painted with pad applied markings. Fully assembled. Weapons are not permanently attached. Bomb bay can be displayed open or closed. Display stand included. Option to display model with wheels up or down. Minimum use of plastic. Very collectable. Just prior to the start of WW II the USN started to look for a replacement for their aging Douglas Devastator. Grumman made a presentation of a prototype labeled as XTBF-1 that impressed the USN and they placed an order to purchase. The plane was perfect for the Navy needs, a huge rotary engine that was enclosed in a barrel like fuselage to cut down on drag, and with some increase in the fuselage and wing lengths would accommodate a three-man crew. Production on what was now officially known as the TBF/TBM Avenger and would come to receive the affectionate name of “The Turkey” from the pilots that flew them began in 1941 with first delivery just in time for the Battle of Midway in June 1942. What started out as a carrier borne torpedo bomber soon turned into a close-support bomber, a patrol aircraft and even a trainer. On September 2, 1944 George Herbert Walker Bush was piloting his three-man Avenger Barbara III” on a raid to the island of Chichi Jima. As he began his dive on the target the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and began to burn but Bush continued his dive. He then turned toward the sea and told the crew to bail out because the aircraft might explode. Unfortunately only two men got out, George Bush’s chute opened but the second didn’t. Bush was rescued by a USN submarine. Specifications for the Avenger General characteristics - Crew: 3 Dimensions - Length: 40 ft. 11.5 in. (12.48 m) Wingspan: 54 ft. 2 in. (16.51 m) Height: 15 ft. 5 in. (4.70 m) Wing area: 490.02 ft. sq. (45.52 m sq.)
Additional Info
  • Stock#
    HA1221
  • Brand
    Hobby Master
  • Scale
    1:72
  • Material
    Die-cast Metal
  • Aircraft Type
    Fixed-Winged
  • Era
    World War II
  • Aircraft
    TBM-3 (Avenger)
  • Propulsion
    Propeller-Driven
  • Role
    Ground-Attack Aircraft
  • Country
    United States
Warning: Choking Hazard! Contains small parts. Not a toy. Not for children under 3 years.
Customer Reviews
It doesn't look like GHW Bush!
Just kidding!
This really is a HobbyMaster tour de force. I display her wheels down, bomb bay open, with a torp inside. As the Avenger was relatively large for a single-engine plane this is a nice size even at 1/72.
Pretty perfect IMHO.
Review by Martin (Posted on 7/24/2019)
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