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Registration: NZ2539

Construction Number: 5782

Code Number: --

Military Unit: --

Model Grumman TBF-1C Avenger

Operator: Ken Jacobs

Airport: Auckland - area, New Zealand

Photographer: Mike Simms via Allen Clarke

Date Taken: 29/11/2008

Date Submitted: 30/03/2009

This aircraft is in a field at Riverhead north of Auckland on the left as you go north out of Riverhead on the Riverhead-Coastville Highway. It has not been touched for over 10yrs. More closeup pics available. Latest news (25/3/2019) is that this aircraft has now been recovered to the Classic Flyers NZ Museum in Tauranga NZ to be restored to taxiing condition only. Hopefully pictures of the restoration will be forthcoming soon. Wings and tail plane are attached plus engine and its standing on its own wheels.

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