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AVENGER/Bu. 85869



Bureau #: 85869
Construction #:
  2688
Civil Registration:
  N9927Z
  F-AZJA
  Model(s):
  TBM-3E
  TBM-3R Avenger
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

History:
Delivered to U.S.N. as 85869, 19??.
- Stored at NAS Litchfield Park, AZ, August 24, 1955.
Aircraft Specialties Inc, Mesa, AZ, 1963-1977.
- Registered as N9927Z.
- Flew as tanker #C3 (later #E39, #C39).
Globe Air Inc, Mesa, AZ, April 1981-1984.
Justus O. Jackson, Comstock, TX, 1986-1988.
- Restored back to military configuration, complete with turret.
- Flew as USN/SK-401.
Didier Chable/AMPAA, Etampes, France, September 30, 1989-2002.
- Registered as F-AZJA, June 15, 1990.
- Shipped to Le Havre, France, September 30, 1989.
- Flies in RNFAA scheme.


With Globe Air, Mesa, AZ, March 1986.







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):
Herve Champain.
Nigel Roling/Pentavia Digital Imaging.
Martin Kyburz/Swiss Mustangs.

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