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AVENGER/Bu. 85650



Bureau #: 85650
Construction #: 2469
Civil Registration(s):
  G-BTBM
  N61BD
  N452HA
  Model(s):
  TBM-3E
  TBM-3W2 Avenger
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002


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History:
Delivered to Dutch Navy/MLD as P-102 (later 16-102 & 045).
- BOC: September 1953.
Anthony Fokker School, Den Haag, 1964-1975.
- Marked as 045/V.
C Honcoop, Veen, Netherlands, 1976.
Sir W.J.D. Roberts/Strathallan Collection, Auchterader, Scotland, May 1976-1981.
- Registered as G-BTBM, December 23, 1977.
Doug Arnold/Warbirds Of GB Ltd, Blackbushe, July 14, 1981-1985.
- Stored at Blackbushe.
- Removed from civil register, April 20, 1982.
Aces High Ltd, Duxford, June 7, 1985.
- Sold to U.S. buyer on July 22, 1985.
Edward Andrew Deeds, Charlotte, VA, April 1986-1989.
- Registered as N61BD.
Herbert H. Avery, Morganton, NC, July 1989-1991.
- Registered as N452HA.
Avery's Antique Airplanes Inc, Morganton, NC, December 1991-2002.
- Restored to airworthy as TBM-3E.
- Flown as USN/85650/HA.

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.
Photo Source(s):
Chuck Gardner - Warbirds Resource Group, www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org, 2003
Scott Rose - Warbirds Resource Group, www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org, 2003

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