1945 GRUMMAN TBM-3 AVENGER For Sale in Oregon United States

      For Sale$495,000
      Posted by Platinum Fighter Sales Updated 6/10/2021

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      For Sale$495,000

      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

      Posted by Platinum Fighter Sales Updated 6/10/2021

      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

      Details

      • Status
        For Sale
      • Condition
        Used
      • Year
        1945
      • Make
        GRUMMAN
      • Model
        TBM-3 AVENGER
      • Reg #
        N9584Z
      • Serial #
        88582
      • Airframe
        3615 hrs
      • Engine
        680 hrs SMOH
      • Prop
        440 hrs SPOH
      • Special Use
        Military/Warbird, Antique-Classic
      • Location
        Oregon United States
      • External URL

      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 Maintenance Stand (Needs hyd. pump & cylinder o/h)
      • Aircraft & Engine Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Manuals
      • Original Navy TBF Pilot Manual
      • Original ART-15 Operator Manual

      Make
      Model
      Hours
      engine
      Curtiss Wright
      R-2600-20
      680 hrs SMOH
      prop
      Hamilton Standard
      22E50
      440 hrs SPOH

      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 

      • Garmin SL-40 COMM
      • Garmin 150 GPS
      • PM Engineeering 1000 Intercom
      • Appareo Transponder w/ ADS-B Out

      Restored to stock military configuration - Good Condition

      • 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 

      • Completed 1/2021  
      • Aircraft has been maintained by Airpower Unlimited, Jerome, ID since 2016
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      Seller Information

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      Name: Simon Brown
      Title: Founder
      Company: Platinum Fighter Sales
      Address: 409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy #339
       Redondo Beach, CA 90277
       US

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