Grumman TBM Avenger

These photos were taken by Robert N. Abbott Jr. and Mark Houpt

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The 9 photos directly below were taken by Robert N. Abbott Jr. at MCAS Quantico in Virginia. I took these just this past weekend (4-2001). It is a TBF-3 , with the dorsal turret installed , and equipped with 5" Rockets and a Mk-13 torpedo.......               

         

 

       

 

The 4 photos directly below were taken by Robert N. Abbott Jr. at  Richmond Va. at Richmond International Airport. It appears to be a TBM-3 with out the turret. 

       

 

The 3 photos directly below were taken by Robert N. Abbott Jr. at a restoration facility / museum in Kissamee Fla. just outside of Disney in Orlando.This was taken in 1993 ( Frontal view with yellow tank). I went back in 1997 and took the picture of an Avenger in restoration , which appears to be the same one taken in 1993. 

     

The 13 photos directly below were taken by Mark Houpt at the Grissom AFB Airshow 2000.

engine landing gear strut wheel wheelwell

 

wingfold wingfold wingfold

 

crew door weapons bay rear tail wheel Radio operators post

 

forward weapons station wing tie down