The Grumman TBM is one of the versions of the TBF Avenger bomber-torpedo plane, however, manufactured under license by General Motors. The TBM-3 aircraft began to be produced in mid-1944 and was based on the TBM-1C aircraft. More than a dozen versions of this model were created, of which the following should be mentioned: TBM-3 (basic production series with a more powerful engine), TBM-3D (version with centimeter radar) or TBM-3N (aircraft adapted to night actions). It is worth noting that in 1944 222 TBM-3 aircraft were added to the British Royal Navy, designated Avenger Mk. III. Technical data (TBM-3 version): length: 12.48m, wingspan: 16.51m, height: 4.7m, maximum speed: 440km / h, rate of climb: 10.5m / s, practical ceiling: 9100m, range maximum: 1600km, armament: fixed - two 7.62mm M1919 machine guns and three 12.7mm M2 machine guns, suspended-bombs weighing 908 kg or the Mk.13 torpedo.