Walkaround #999

TBM Avenger

Reference photos by Robert N. Abbott Jr.

Avenger at Quantico in 2001

 

      

Avenger at Quantico in 2001

This Avenger is 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.......  

Robert N. Abbott Jr.

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Avenger at Quantico in 2001

Avenger at Quantico in 2001

Avenger at Quantico in 2001
Avenger at Quantico in 2001

 

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Avenger at Quantico in 2001

Avenger at Quantico in 2001

Avenger at Quantico in 2001
Avenger at Quantico in 2001

Avenger Richmond Va

This one was taken in Richmond Va. at Richmond International Airport. It appears to be a TBM-3 with out the turret.

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Avenger at Richmond Va.

Avenger at Richmond Va.

Avenger at Richmond Va.
Avenger at Richmond Va.

Avenger TBM-3 in Kissamee Fla. in 1997

The Third Avenger was taken 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 Fourth Avenger (the TBM-3) is fully restored ,  and is at the same Restoration museum in Kissimee as the other ones. This one is an flying example.  

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Avenger TBM-3 in Kissamee Fla in 1997

Avenger TBM-3 in Kissamee Fla in 1997

Avenger TBM-3 in Kissamee Fla in 1997

 

Photos and text by Robert N. Abbott Jr