Taken at the RNZAF museum, Christchurch. 24 August, 1993. A great diorama! NZ2504 was one of the first six TBF's delivered to the RNZAF in 1943, and did not retire until 1959 - when it baecame a gate guardian. Originally restored in the colours of a target tug, it now represents an aircraft of 30SQN as based in Piva, Bougainville in 1944.
I think this display succesfully shows how big these single-engine bombers are!
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