Located at the far left of the TBF Avenger's main flying panel, the Bendix - Scintilla Type EF Magneto Switch enabled the pilot to switch to one of the aircraft's two main batteries or run them in parallel to start the torpedo bombers powerful 1900hp Wright R-2600-20 Twin Cyclone, fourteen-cylinder, radial engine.
One of the heaviest single-engine bombers of the Pacific campaign, the Grumman TBF Avenger could cruise at 270mph with a range of over 1000 miles.
Capable of carrying one Bliss-Levitt Mark 13 torpedo, a single 2,000lb bomb, or up to four 500lb bombs, the Avenger saw its first combat action during the battle of Midway when six TBFs were launched from the USN carrier Hornet along with the rest of the squadron's ageing Devastators.
This Grumman TBF Avenger Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in aircraft cockpit.
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Your TBF Avenger, Bendix - Scintilla Type EF Magneto Switch, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:
- Original Warbird instrument
- Highly detailed hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft,*
- Hand-crafted and beautifully finished 100yr, Far North Queensland Mango Wood display stand
- Detailed, 2-sided, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet detailing aircraft and instrument
- Removable Magnetic Display Arm
*An upgrade to the larger and more detailed 1/48 scale model is also available in the hand-built and airbrushed plastic version for an additional $35 (Click on the 1/48 scale option)
Both the 1/72 & 1/48 scale hand-built and airbrushed plastic models are available with 'wheels & flaps up or down' and 'canopy open or closed' options with a choice of two Squadron markings and camouflage.
Upon order placement you will receive an email asking for your preferred configuration.
Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 4 - 6 weeks approx.
Did you fly, crew or maintain a TBF Avenger or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.