Aviation Photo #1306843 Grumman (General Motors) TBM-3E Avenger - Untitled

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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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