/ Grumman XTB2F
The Grumman TB2F was a cancelled twin-engine torpedo bomber project, intended as Grumman’s successor to the successful TBF Avenger.
However, only a mock-up 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-engine aircraft of this size from an aircraft carrier, and the plans were scrapped.
52 ft 0 in (15.85 m)
74 ft 0 in (22.56 m)
(Folded span: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
17 ft 0 in (5.18 m)
Max take-off weight
43,937 lb (19,929 kg)
1,960 US Gallon internal fuel
2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-22 Double Wasp radial engine, 2,100 hp (1,600 kW) each
271 kn (312 mph, 502 km/h)
61.8 kn (71.1 mph, 114.4 km/h)
2,352 nmi (2,707 mi, 4,356 km)
31,600 ft (9,600 m)
1 x 75 mm cannon and 6× .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns forward firing
2 x .50 in machine guns each in dorsal and ball turrets
1× Mark 13 torpedo or 3,500 lb (1,600 kg) bombs or mines in bomb bay.
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