Avenger Mk II (Great Britain)

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▄Avenger Mk II
General characteristics
4 peopleCrew
7.9 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Wright R-2600-8Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
612 km/hStructural
397 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
620 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunTurret
400 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm Browning machine gunTurret
500 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 1
1 x Mk.13 torpedo (2216 lbs)Setup 2
1 x Mk.13/44 torpedo (2216 lbs)Setup 3
1 000 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 500/1 400/1 240Repair
8 100 Sl icon.pngCrew training
54 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
250 Ge icon.pngAces
× (124 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 2.4 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 2.5 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 0.7 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Avenger Mk II (Great Britain). For other uses, see TBF-1 (Disambiguation)


The Avenger Mk II (Great Britain) in the garage

The ▄Avenger Mk II is a Rank II British dive bomber with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB), 3.0 (RB), and 2.7 (SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.39 as the Avenger Mk.I before it was renamed in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai". The Avenger Mk II is a British variant of the American Grumman TBF-1 Avenger licensed to General Motors to build as a TBM-1.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 3,650 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
412 398 31.6 32.4 3.2 3.2 307
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,650 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
452 432 29.6 30.0 9.2 5.1 307


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
612 397 520 ~5 ~3
Optimal velocities
< 360 < 360 < 303 > 220
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
798 m 1,500 hp 1,669 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,162 m 1,350 hp 1,502 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 6.35 mm Steel plate in the nose.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate in dorsal gunner's seat.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate in front of dorsal gunner.
  • 40 mm Bulletproof glass in front of dorsal gunner.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate in front of ventral gunner.
  • 6.35 mm Steel plate under the ventral gunner.
  • 0.1 mm Wood connecting ventral gunner's armour.
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage


Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

The Avenger Mk II (Great Britain) is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (310 rpg = 620 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The Avenger Mk II (Great Britain) can be outfitted with the following ordinance"

  • 4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 1 x Mk.13 torpedo
  • 1 x Mk.13/44 torpedo

Defensive armament

The Avenger Mk II (Great Britain) is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, dorsal turret (400 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, ventral turret (500 rpg)

Usage in the battles

The Avenger Mk II offers two 12.7mm machine guns with a combined total of 1200 rounds (one in each wing) ideal for strafing ground vehicles and fortifications. It also offers, another additional 12.7mm machine gun in the ball turret. It has 400 rounds, and is very capable of taking down pursuing forces. In the rear belly, of the plane it features a 7.62mm machine gun. This has 500 rounds of ammo.

Fly low and fast, head towards your target drop your ordinance and bug out. However, If there are no hostile fighters, in the area. Destroy some enemy ground installations. E.g. AA, light vehicles, landing crafts and anti-tank positions.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

All modifications and improvements are unlocked and purchased when bought.

Pros and cons


  • Good manoeuvrability.
  • Robust construction.
  • Adaptive secondary ordinance for different maps e.g. naval and ground based operations.
  • Very good vision in cockpit.


  • Limited bomb selection for a bomber.


The Avenger Mk II is a British variant of the American Grumman TBF-1 Avenger. Only 402 where given to British, under the lend lease program. It was internally designated by Grumman as the TBF-1B. The British once they received them, initially designated it the Tarpon TR.Mk 1. Then later on, it was re-designated as the Avenger. The Avenger is a single engine monoplane. It consists of, a three man crew. It’s primarily role, was a torpedo bomber. However, could also be used as an ordinary bomber.

Only difference between the, Avenger to the US TBF-1 versions is: The installation of British oxygen systems and gun sights.

Avengers were first assigned to HMS Victorious in 1943; -832 squadron 1 and later on to serve in 845 squadron 1. They where supplied from, January through to February 1943 to British government. Then the Majority of these planes where returned to the U.S. Navy in June 1943.


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Britain bombers
Torpedo  Swordfish Mk I · ▄Avenger Mk II
Dive  V-156-B1
Hydroplanes  ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk V
Light  Blenheim Mk IV · Beaufort Mk VIII · ▄Hudson Mk V · Brigand B 1
Based on A20  ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄DB-7
Hampden  Hampden Mk I · Hampden TB Mk I
Wellington  Wellington Mk Ic · Wellington Mk Ic /Late · Wellington Mk III · Wellington Mk X
Halifax  Halifax B Mk IIIa
Stirling  Stirling B Mk I · Stirling B Mk III
Lancaster  Lancaster B Mk I · Lancaster B Mk III
Lincoln  Lincoln B Mk II
Canberra  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6
Attackers  ▄Wirraway