Hi there, I really don't know as much as I could or should know about some allied planes. So, here we go: How effective was the Avenger as a torpedo plane? Didn't it also serve as a level bomber? Was it better that way or as a torpedo carrier? Were the Japanese Zeros completely unarmored? I seem to remember reading somewhere they didn't have self-sealing fuel tanks. I'm not sure how a self-sealing fuel tank works. Can someone give me a morons-only explanation please? What was the Zero armed with? A couple of light machine guns if memory serves? Was the F6F a better fighter than the P-38? I am not sure what I mean by better . . . better climb? dive? top speed? armament? survivability? Maybe just an overall sense? Which allied plane shot down the most axis planes in the Pacific theater? How about the European theater? Are there any reports about whether Japanese pilots were surprised when they first encountered the F6F? I mean, it looks an awful lot like the F4F and the performance on the two planes is night and day. I can only think that the Japanese pilots who were first out turned by the F6F thinking it was an F4F must have been pretty freaked out. So, thank you very much for the time in answering. I know my questions are sort of rambling and a bit all over the place, but that is pretty much how my poor mind is . . . see what happens when you teach elementary school? Ciao!