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AVENGER/Bu. 53319



Bureau #: 53319
Construction #: 3381
Civil Registration(s):
  N3966A
  G-BTDP
  HB-RDG
  Model(s):
  TBM-3
  TBM-3R Avenger
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2007

History:
Delivered to USN as 53319.
- BOC: May 17, 1945.
- SOC: August 1956.
- Stored, September 29, 1954.
Nevadair, Tonopah, NV, June 27, 1958-1970.
- Registered as N3966A.
Charlie T. Jensen, Tonopah, NV, 1972-1977.
Stored unconverted, as RB-319, Sacramento, CA, 1958-1980.
Aero Union, Chico, CA, 1980-1987.
- Flown to Chico, 1981.
- Stored unconverted.
Anthony Haig-Thomas, North Weald, UK, May 1987-1991.
TBM Aircraft Inc, Holmdell, NJ, 1988-1991.
- Shipped to UK, January 1989.
- First Flight, Ipswich, January 25, 1989.
Anthony Haig-Thomas, North Weald, UK, February 5, 1991-2004.
- Registered as G-BTDP.
- Flown as 53319/RB319.
Trachsel Charles, Matin Calme, Switzerland, 2007.
- Registered as HB-RDG.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Swiss Federal Office Of Civil Aviation, 2007.
Photo Source(s):
Caz Caswell

Research Assistance:

Coert Munk

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