Grumman / General Motors TBF / TBM Avenger

Torpedo Bomber

Grumman TBM-3R Avenger Charlie
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Grumman TBF Avenger is a single-engine three-seat torpedo bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation and the Eastern Aircraft division of General Motors, then designated TBM Avenger.
Some Avengers were converted to water-bombers after their military service.
Crew3
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelWright R-2600-20 Cyclone
Engine Power1417 kW1900 hp
Speed430 km/h232 kts
  267 mph
Service Ceiling7.132 m23.400 ft
Range1.819 km982 NM
1.130 mi.
Empty Weight4.853 kg10.700 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight8.278 kg18.250 lbs
Wing Span16,51 m54 ft 2 in
Wing Area45,5 m490 ft
Length12,19 m39 ft 12 in
Height5,00 m16 ft 5 in
First Flight01.08.1941
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1942-1945
Total Production9837
ICAO CodeTBM
Data for (Version)Grumman / General Motors TBM-3 Avenger

[Photo-ID: 7578] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, , , c/n 3920, Karsten Palt, 2013Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
 
ex US Navy 53858, ex C-GCWG
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 6134] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, , N7835C, c/n 4169, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
Reg.: N7835C
c/n: 4169
 
flyable
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5922] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 53726, c/n 3788, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 53726
c/n: 3788
 
ex N7076C
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5923] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 53726, c/n 3788, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 53726
c/n: 3788
 
ex N7076C
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5924] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 53726, c/n 3788, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 53726
c/n: 3788
 
ex N7076C
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5925] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 53726, c/n 3788, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 53726
c/n: 3788
 
ex N7076C
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 7913] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, United States Navy, 53842, c/n 3904, Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
United States Navy
Reg.: 53842
c/n: 3904
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 7914] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, United States Navy, 53842, c/n 3904, Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
United States Navy
Reg.: 53842
c/n: 3904
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 13145] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, United States Navy, 69375, c/n 2114, Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
United States Navy
Reg.: 69375
c/n: 2114
 
ex N3965A
USS Hornet Museum [Alameda, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13146] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, United States Navy, 69375, c/n 2114, Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
United States Navy
Reg.: 69375
c/n: 2114
 
ex N3965A
USS Hornet Museum [Alameda, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11058] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, United States Navy, 69472, c/n 2211, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
United States Navy
Reg.: 69472
c/n: 2211
 
ex N9593C
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6234] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, United States Navy, 85957, c/n 2776, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
United States Navy
Reg.: 85957
c/n: 2776
 
ex N9547Z
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6235] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3E Avenger, United States Navy, 85957, c/n 2776, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3E Avenger
United States Navy
Reg.: 85957
c/n: 2776
 
ex N9547Z
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 1140] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Grumman (Eastern Aircraft) TBM-3E Avenger (ECM.6B), Royal Navy, XB446, c/n 69502, Karsten Palt, 2008Grumman (Eastern Aircraft)
TBM-3E Avenger (ECM.6B)
Royal Navy
Reg.: XB446
c/n: 69502
 
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]
[Photo-ID: 2709] Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Grumman TBM-3R Avenger, Association Charlies Heavy, HB-RDG, c/n 53319, Karsten Palt, 2009Grumman
TBM-3R Avenger
Association Charlies Heavy
Reg.: HB-RDG
c/n: 53319
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 2710] Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Grumman TBM-3R Avenger, Association Charlies Heavy, HB-RDG, c/n 53319, Karsten Palt, 2009Grumman
TBM-3R Avenger
Association Charlies Heavy
Reg.: HB-RDG
c/n: 53319
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 4004] Karsten Palt 2010-08-22
Grumman TBM-3R Avenger, Association Charlies Heavy, HB-RDG, c/n 53319, Karsten Palt, 2010Grumman
TBM-3R Avenger
Association Charlies Heavy
Reg.: HB-RDG
c/n: 53319
 
Flugtag Breitscheid 2010 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 4003] Karsten Palt 2010-08-22
Grumman TBM-3R Avenger, Association Charlies Heavy, HB-RDG, c/n 53319, Karsten Palt, 2010Grumman
TBM-3R Avenger
Association Charlies Heavy
Reg.: HB-RDG
c/n: 53319
 
Flugtag Breitscheid 2010 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 4002] Karsten Palt 2010-08-22
Grumman TBM-3R Avenger, Association Charlies Heavy, HB-RDG, c/n 53319, Karsten Palt, 2010Grumman
TBM-3R Avenger
Association Charlies Heavy
Reg.: HB-RDG
c/n: 53319
 
Flugtag Breitscheid 2010 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 4001] Karsten Palt 2010-08-22
Grumman TBM-3R Avenger, Association Charlies Heavy, HB-RDG, c/n 53319, Karsten Palt, 2010Grumman
TBM-3R Avenger
Association Charlies Heavy
Reg.: HB-RDG
c/n: 53319
 
Flugtag Breitscheid 2010 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 7363] Karsten Palt 2013-09-06
Grumman TBM-3R Avenger, Association Charlies Heavy, HB-RDG, c/n 53319, Karsten Palt, 2013Grumman
TBM-3R Avenger
Association Charlies Heavy
Reg.: HB-RDG
c/n: 53319
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7488] Karsten Palt 2013-09-07
Grumman TBM-3R Avenger, Association Charlies Heavy, HB-RDG, c/n 53319, Karsten Palt, 2013Grumman
TBM-3R Avenger
Association Charlies Heavy
Reg.: HB-RDG
c/n: 53319
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7489] Karsten Palt 2013-09-07
Grumman TBM-3R Avenger, Association Charlies Heavy, HB-RDG, c/n 53319, Karsten Palt, 2013Grumman
TBM-3R Avenger
Association Charlies Heavy
Reg.: HB-RDG
c/n: 53319
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 12975] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Grumman TBM-3R Avenger, Association Charlies Heavy, HB-RDG, c/n 53319, Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman
TBM-3R Avenger
Association Charlies Heavy
Reg.: HB-RDG
c/n: 53319
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1195] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Grumman (Eastern Aircraft) TBM-3S Avenger, , CF-KCG, c/n 2066, Karsten Palt, 2008Grumman (Eastern Aircraft)
TBM-3S Avenger
Reg.: CF-KCG
c/n: 2066
 
US Navy 46214
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13099] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3S Avenger, , CF-KCG, c/n 2066, Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3S Avenger
Reg.: CF-KCG
c/n: 2066
 
displayed as US Navy 46214
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 7800] Karsten Palt 2013-10-12
Grumman / Eastern Aircraft TBM-3S Avenger, , NL420GP, c/n 53420, Karsten Palt, 2013Grumman / Eastern Aircraft
TBM-3S Avenger
Reg.: NL420GP
c/n: 53420
 
ex Royal Canadian Navy
Tri-State Warbird Museum [Batavia, OH (Cincinnati)]