Grumman TBM-3U


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Grumman TBM-3U  
by Bill Noonan
from Model Airplane News
February 1981 
41in span
Tags: Scale Rubber F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 04/07/2013
Outerzone planID: oz4578 | Filesize: 589KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: hlsat, ErikJohnson


About this Plan

Grumman TBM-3U Aerial Tanker - Jumbo scale rubber model. Scale is 1/16.

Quote: - "In 1956 the US Forestry Service purchased eight TBMs from Navy surplus and modified the torpedo bay to accommodate 600-gallon liquid fire retardant tanks. This was the start of a long and successful war on forest fires ...Our model at 3/4in scale easily qualifies for Jumbo rubber scale events. With minor modifications, it would make an excellent RC subject, as the corpulent fuselage offers plenty space for receiver and servos. It is not a beginner's model, but for those who like a challenge, and something out of the ordinary, it provides a very rewarding subject..."

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 8/12/2016: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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