PRE PURCHASE INSPECTION GENERAL MOTORS TBM-3E AVENGER BuNo 53337 sn 3399. June 8th, 2017


AFT FUSELAGE

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It is nice to see some of the original bombardiers brackets and fittings. These are often discarded when the aircraft is stripped for tanker or spray use. The next four images are of another TBM-3E that has some of the missing equipment so you can see what some of the brackets are for.

Bomb intervalometer, station box and radio components can be obtained. I can help with this if needed.

Bombardiers control panel and instruments

APS-4 radar controls and scope

 

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I believe that this bombardiers seat is a reproduction but it is very nice.

Jack pads stowed near the ballast weights in the aft fuselage above the tunnel gun window

ELT installed upper starboard side of the aft fuselage

Float flare storage shelf area above tunnel gun

Cleaning and preservation needed in the longeron area

the gun turret is nearly complete and in very good condition. It can easily be made to operate electrically

Auxiliary hydraulic pump installed below the turret. This is a modification that does the same as the hand pump

power relay for the aux hyd pump

turret ring and rollers are very nice. Conduit is household quality

Emergency escape hatch is in great shape

Aluminum cast replica 50 cal gun. Household conduit

Main hydraulic panel with the reservoir on top, filter, accumulator and relief valve.

Vacuum system for the original gyros has been made inoperative. No vacuum pump is installed on the engine. Old hose couplings for this inop system

Aft control quadrant. Looks like the stick tube had been sawed off at some point.

Box area under the aft seat

Pulleys and cables look good

Small hydraulic leak

Mounting for the aft seat are rudementary


more vacuum system fittings and plumbing

evidence of a past fuel leak

Glass and plexiglas is in very good condition

Missing entry grab handle was reported to be with the spare parts

Life raft compartment

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