Royal Navy F4F Wildcat with Royal Navy sailors not in their most dressed form of uniforms
General Electric TBM Avenger crash testing.
Sailors recovering an aircraft that crashed on a training flight.
A wonderful example of transitions in military aircraft. Dual wing configuration with hand cranked retractable gear and a closed cockpit.
I was in the Hawkeye leading the formation when this photo was taken! This was for the completion of our 2013 deployment during our tiger cruise.
Talk about a pitching deck!
Grumman TBF Avenger
Most people know the Avenger as the TBM, with M representing its manufacturer, General Electric. The original designer and manufacturer was Grumman, known as the TBF. During WW2 Grumman plants were at maximum output so General Electric took up the slack on the highly versatile Avenger.