Aircraft Photo of VH-MML | Grumman TBM-3E Avenger | USA - Navy | #32645
Registration / Serial:VH-MML
Military Code:441
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):3919
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
City / Airport:BundabergMap
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YBUD   IATA: BDB   Local: -   Other: -
Event:Wide Bay International Airshow 2007
Photo Date:5 August 2007
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 32645
Photo Comment

One of two very similar Avengers owned by Steve Searle, both of which appeared at the Wide Bay International Airshow. Built to a USN order as US Navy BuAer 53857. After Navy service, it was civilianised in 1963 as N7017C. To Forest Protection Ltd, Fredericton, New Brunswick in May 1976 as C-GFPM as a firebomber 'Tanker 21'. Sold to Australia in 2004 and restored at Coolangatta, first flight 6 April 2006.

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