I can't explain it. Commie Queer Anarchist part-time Pacifist lay about that I am. I just loves Navy aircraft of WW2. In particular the Grumman TBF torpedo bomber.
(...yeah okay for you fanatics out there General Motors made a version too.)
This sweetheart took big loses in the Battle of Midway it's maiden fight. It took 80%+!!! Shot out of the sky. Google it...Yikes!!
The fuckers sent them into a Nipponese Navy buzz-saw without fighter escort!! Insane!!!! However the TBF went on to prove itself during the rest of the conflict.
I think it's just the look of the thing, and it's bitter early history that attracts me. Oddly enough I've never had much luck building scale models of the damned thing.
It's complex as hell both as a real aircraft, and a model kit.