Tarpon I/ II/ II

The Grumman Tarpon was the designation originally given to the TBF/ TBM Avenger in British service. In January 1944 the American name was adopted instead, with the mark number remaining unchanged (Tarpon I to Avenger I, Tarpon II to Avenger II and Tarpon III to Avenger III). This change was made for most American aircraft in British service, so at the same time the Martlet became the Wildcat.

The Tarpon I was the designation given to the TBF-1 and TBM-1.

The Tarpon II was the designation given to the TBF-1C and TBM-1C.

The Tarpon III was the designation given to the TBM-3 and TBM-3E.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (18 August 2010), Tarpon I/ II/ II , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_tarpon.html

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