wtng flap propeller hub propeller dome
-fuel filler pilot's head rest bucket type s e at(adjustable in height position)
— instrument panel
— plexiglas enclosure
-removable access panel engine exhaust pipe engine cowl cooling flaps(closed POSITION)
— removable access panels
— engine cowl nose ring note no access is possible from the pilot's cockpit to other positions on this airplane or vice versa.
armor protection armor plate is installed to minimize the possibility of enemy gunfire killing the aircrew.
acknowledgement: ron gerdes a a h s ray randall a. a h.s.
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propeller plane u s navy grumman drawn by-.
torpedo bomber carrjer type tbm-3
aircraft engineering corporation willis l.nye a.a.h s.
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tbm-3s (for anti-submarine use)
note rudder hinge is
2 7'-7 875" to l e a/!ng root chord engine installation the tbm-3 is powered with a curtiss-*/riGHT CYCLONE .4 cylinder alrcraf T engine, series c-i4-bb, MODEL r-2600-2c MANUFACTURED by the WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL CORPORATION. the two banks
OF CYLINDERS ARE STAGGERED IN A RADIAL CONFlGERATlON AND ARE AIR COOLED THE PROPELLER IS DRIVEN AT A RATIO OF
16 T09 CRANKSHAFT SPEED BY MEANS OF REDUCTION GEARS. THE SUPERCHARGER IS OF THE TWO SPEED TYPE, SINGLE STAGE CENTRIFUGAL CON FIGER ATlON iT HAS AN IMPELLER WHICH IS DRIVEN AT A RATIO OF 7.06 TO I WHEN OPERATING IN THE
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