Aircraft Photo of HB-RDG / 53319 | Grumman TBM-3E Avenger | USA - Navy | #109752
Registration / Serial:HB-RDG
Alternate Serial:53319
Military Code:19
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3E Avenger
Licence-built by:General Motors
C/n (msn):3381
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
Aircraft Name:Charlie's Heavy
City / Airport:Kirchheim unter Teck - HahnweideMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: EDST   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Event:Oldtimer Fliegertreffen Hahnweide 2013
Photo Date:8 September 2013
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 109752
Photo Comment

This TBM-3E Avenger is owned by Charly Trachsel and Laurent Calane, and is based at Lausanne in Switzerland. The aircraft is powered by its original and very impressive 1925hp Wright Double Cyclone R-2600-20 engine, and wears the markings of Marine Torpedo Squadron 132, based in 1945 on the escort carrier USS Cape Gloucester (CVE-109). The two 220 ltr droppable under-wing tanks give the aircraft extra range for remote airshow locations.

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