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Grumman G-40 Avenger (N436GM)


Taken during a gathering of Avengers in Peru IL on 4/15/2016.


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sam kuminecz
this is N4171A not N436GM
Sam... more mystery here... I'm seeing a FAA registration # of NL9584Z (N9584Z) stenciled onto the fuselage underneath the tail's horizontal stabilizer... which shows as a 1945 built Grumman TBM-3E, mfg s/n 85882, on the FAA registry. Has this one changed recently?
sam kuminecz
I saw it 5/20 and the stencil said N4171A,
sam kuminecz
Registered 1/25-2017
Sam... yeah, I see that one too (N4171A). It's listed as a TBM-3E, but with mfg s/n 91521.

N9584Z is showing a different mfg. serial number and with a valid FAA reg. #.

Do we have two Grumman Avenger birds here?
sam kuminecz
Cliff looks like it, 2 Dif planes same markings one is 7 and other is 25 for ship numbers
Sam, those two links for the photos show the differences and similarities quite well... thanks for sharing that research with us! The canopy on #25, sans the rear turret, is one I don't see very often.
sam kuminecz
Agreed cliff, possibly a ex firebomber from Canada. I'll have to research the serials
Sam... I'm looking forward to reading about what you discover!
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