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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation AC099
Grumman Avenger Mk II Diecast Model
RNFAA No.855 NAS, JZ490, RAF Hawkinge, England, June 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman Avenger Mk II   6.75"   9"

855 Naval Air Squadron was part of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm stationed at Hawkinge in Kent. From its base it carried out "Channel Stop" missions designed to stop enemy shipping entering the English Channel. The Squadron also escorted assault convoys and took part in night raids on German E boats (fast attack craft) and minesweepers that could prejudice the Allies' Operation Overlord.

This 1:72 scale model of the Grumman Avenger Mk II is decorated in camouflage slate grey and sea grey on the upper wings and fuselage and light grey undersides. It wears the black and white invasion banding round the middle of the wings and also round the rear fuselage. The FAA roundels feature on the upper and underwings along with red, white and blue vertical stripes to the rudder fin. Note the nod to the American Grumman "Topcat" attack squadron of the cartoon cat with a torpedo in its mouth, printed on the port fuselage in front of the wing.

Grumman Avenger Mk II

Designed to replace the Douglas TBD Devastator, the TBF Avenger was first flown on August 1st, 1941. Capable of staging torpedoes, drop bombs and rockets, this single engine aircraft could also be outfitted with a combination of machine guns and cannons, which allowed it to act as a dogfighter. The robust Avenger design gave it the ability to withstand enemy air attacks and allowed it to serve throughout WWII, with dire consequences for the Japanese fleet. Postwar, the Avenger was still in service-retrofitted for other important functions including electronic warfare, anti-submarine warfare and target towing.

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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation

The Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Permanently retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Fixed, non-spinning plastic propellers.
  • No pilot figures.

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