Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum - Grumman TBM Avenger Water Bomber
Bill Maloney

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01AvengerWaterBomber 02AvengerWaterBomber 03AvengerFoldingWing 04AvengerWrightR2600Cyclone
01 Avenger Water Bomber 02 Avenger Water Bomber 03 Avenger Folding Wing 04 Avenger Wright R-2600 Cyclone
05AvengerR2600ExhaustStack 06AvengerMainGear 07AvengerLandingGear 08WaterBomberBombDoors
05 Avenger R-2600 Exhaust Stack 06 Avenger Main Gear 07 Avenger Landing Gear 08 Water Bomber Bomb Doors
09AvengerWrightR2600Cyclone 10AvengerWaterBomber 11AvengerWrightR2600Cyclone 12AvengerCanopy
09 Avenger Wright R-2600 Cyclone 10 Avenger Water Bomber 11 Avenger Wright R-2600 Cyclone 12 Avenger Canopy
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13 Avenger Water Bomber 14 Avenger Water Bomb Bay 15 Avenger Water Bomb Bay 16 Avenger Water Filler

Grumman TBM Avenger Water Bomber Specifications:

Grumman TBM Avenger Torpedo Bombers at other Aviation Museums in the Northeast
Grumman TBM Avenger Grumman Eastern Avenger
A Grumman TBM Avenger at the Cradle of Quonset Air Museum in North Kingston, RI Grumman Eastern TBM Avenger at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in West Chester, PA
Grumman Eastern Avenger Grumman Eastern Avenger
Another Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber at the American Air Power Museum in Farmingdale, NY One more TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY
Grumman TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber Grumman Eastern Avenger
Grumman/GM TBM Avenger at the Wings of Eagles Museum in Horseheads, NY A TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber here at the Naval Air Station Wildwood in Rio Grande, NJ

Length: 40 feet, 9 inches
54 feet, 2 inches
13 feet, 9 inches
Empty -10,500lbs Max Takeoff - 16,460lbs
Max Speed: 275mph
Cruise Speed: 150mph
Range: 1,100 miles
Service Ceiling: 23,000 feet
Fuel Capacity: 330 gallons
Powerplant: Wright R-2600 Cyclone 14 cylinder radial engine 1,900hp
 600 Gallons of Fire Retardant
First Flight : 1941
Cost: $

This particular TBM Avenger was converted to water bomber use for fighting forest fires in Canada.

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