The TBM Avenger was essentially the same aircraft as the TBF Avenger but built by General Motors. In total just over 7,500 Grumman TBM Avenger aircraft would be built, with the United
States Navy using the type into the 1960's.
Whilst Grumman had attempted to continue development of their TBF Avenger it would be General Motors who would do so as they produced the TBM-3. Whilst similar to Grumman's XTBF-3 prototype,
it featured stronger wings to allow for more types of ordnance to be fitted and the dorsal turret was removed on many production versions.
General Motors would also work on the prototype for the XTBM-4, whose main improvement was a strengthened fuselage, however, orders for the new Avenger were cancelled after VJ-Day.
In total General Motors built 7,546 TBM Avengers, which was over 70% of the total produced.