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Grumman XTB2F

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The Grumman TB2F was a cancelled twin-engined torpedo bomber project, intended as Grumman's successor to the successful TBF Avenger. However, only a mockup was ever constructed.

In 1944, during World War II, the Midway class aircraft carriers were being built, and Grumman attempted to design a new torpedo bomber to accompany those carriers. However, it was soon decided that, among other difficulties, it would be impracticable to efficiently deploy twin-engined aircraft of this size from an aircraft carrier, and the plans were scrapped.

Specifications

Data from A Tracker Before Its Time?[1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 3
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  • Max takeoff weight: Script error: No such module "convert".
  • Fuel capacity: 1,960 US Gallon internal fuel
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-22 Double Wasp radial engine, Script error: No such module "convert". each

Performance

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  • Guns:
    • 1× 75 mm cannon and 6× .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns forward firing
    • 2× .50 in machine guns each in dorsal and ball turrets
  • Bombs: 1× Mark 13 torpedo or 3,500 lb (1,600 kg) bombs or mines in bomb bay
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See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Related lists

References

Notes
  1. ^ Pelletier 2002, pp. 99–101
Bibliography
  • Johnson, E.R. (2008). American Attack Aircraft Since 1926. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-3464-0.
  • Pelletier, Alain J. "A Tracker Before Its Time?: Grumman's Heavyweight XTB2F-1". Air Enthusiast, No. 98, March/April 2002. ISSN 0143-5450. pp. 48–53.