M2 Browning Flex 50 Caliber Machine Gun

Grandpa used this type of gun, but in a turret without the tripod mount

Name:

 

Grumman TBF-1 "Avenger"

Type:

 

3 seat torpedo bomber / level bomber

Date Available:

 

April 1942

Powerplant:

  One Wright R-2600-8 14-cylinder radial air-cooled

Horsepower:

 

1,700 hp

Horsepower with
WEP:

 

 

Weight-

   
Empty:
 

10,080 lbs.

Loaded:

 

13,667 lbs.

Max Over-
loaded*:

 

15,536 lbs.

*Can Carry:

 

1 - 500 lb. torpedo or 2,000 lbs. general ordnance

Max speed and
altitude achieved:

 

257 mph @ ??? ft.

Initial climb rate:

 

1,075 ft./min.

Time to climb to-

   

20,000 ft:

 

 

Ceiling:

 

22,600 ft.

Range:

 

905 miles at 215 mph, but Dad said an extra fuel tank was
sometimes installed in the bomb hatch to extend the distance

Armament:

 

1 - 30 cal machine gun located in the cowling firing through the propeller
1 - 30 cal rear firing machine gun
1 - 50 cal turret mounted machine gun(Dad's gun)

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