1945 Grumman TBM-3E Avenger

s/n 88582 N9584Z

Specifications

Airframe:

3615 hrs. TTSN


Engine:

Curtiss Wright R-2600-20

680 Hrs. SMOH by Rudy Blakey

Carburetor o/h 2016

Power Section IRAN and new Ignition Harness by Anderson Airmotive 2018

Nose Case IRAN and Engine Test Run in Test Cell by Aero Trader 2020


Propeller:

Hamilton Standard 22E50 w/ 6501 Blades

440 Hrs. SPOH by H&S Propeller

Prop A.D. 2023 


Interior:

Restored to stock military configuration - Good Condition


Exterior: 

Painted in North Atlantic colors of Hunter-Killer Carrier Task Forces 

Replica 5 inch HVAR and 2500 lb GPU bombs mounted

Empty APS-4 Radar Pod (very rare) Mounted on Right Wing

Removable COD (Carrier Onboard Delivery Container) Installed in Bomb Bay

Tailhook 


Avionics:

Garmin SL-40 COMM

Garmin 150 GPS

PM Engineeering 1000 Intercom

Appareo Transponder w/ ADS-B Out


Annual / Condition Inspection:

Completed 1/2021 

Aircraft has been maintained by Airpower Unlimited, Jerome, ID since 2016


Restoration and Significant Restoration Work since 2016  including:

Rebuilt Right Wing with new Spar, Stringers, Skins

Overahuled Main Landing Gear. New Seals in Oleo Struts

Wheels overhauled and repainted

New Tires and Tubes

Overhauled Spare Gear / Flap Valve

New Fuel Tanks

Installed most original Radios and Instruments for Pilot Compartment and completion of Radar/Bombadier Compartment

Gun camera

Gun Charger

Navigation Plotting Board

Flare Gun

Torpedo Camera

Pilot Radar Scope

IFF Radio & Switch

Restored Bombadier Station to 1945 Specifications Including Radar Scope

APS-4 Radar Pod mounted on Right Wing

Aircraft Weighed and new Weight & Balance



Other:

Electric Standby Hydraulic Pump

Electric Oil Shut-off Valve interconnected to Starter

Two Piece Tailwheel Tow Bar installed in Bomb Bay

Bruce's Custom Cabin Cover including Turret


Spares: 

Core Mags

Carburetor

Starter

Generator

Tailwheel

Spark Plugs

Landing Gear / Flap Valve

Spare Tailwheel Locking Pin

Hydraulic Unloader Valve


Tools  and Manuals:

Main Wing Jack Pads

Propeller Wrench

B-4 Maintenacne Stand (Needs hyd. pump & cylinder o/h)

Aircraft & Engine Maitenance, Repair & Overhaul Manuals

Original Navy TBF Pilot Manual

Original ART-15 Operator Manual


History:

Manufactured in March 1945

Accepted by U.S. Navy

Stationed at NAS Seattle for use as a Radar Operator Trainer

VT-4

VT-11

CASU (Carrier Auxiliary Service Unit)

Decommissioned from the US Navy in 1956.

Never a Crop Duster or Fire Bomber



Located: Oregon

Stressed Man
Stressed Man

Sales may be subject to local Sales Tax / V.A.T. / G.S.T.  
Aircraft maybe subject to prior sale, lease, and/or removal from the market without prior notice.
Specifications subject to verification upon inspection.