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jwilcox



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Location: Fredericton NB Canada

PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 09:37    Post subject: military use Reply with quote

A month of bad weather and poor health has kept me from doing anything with the R 2600. The weather is still bad but thankfully the health thing is improving. In the mean time I've been trying to do some research on the engine and TBM it came from. The airframe # is 91289 and has 3803.2 hrs logged. the engine R 2600-20 is # 437707 with 218.5 SOH. Canadian civil regestration was C-GFPN and it shows 3 owners since military service, Helmet Valley, Hillcrest and then FPL. I have found photos of the airplane when it was #74 with Helmet Valley and Tanker #17 with FPL. What I would really like to know is it's history before civilian use, where and when it was manufactured, military use/time. Also I think I'm correct that there were probably no TBMs or for that matter 2600s manufactured after 1945, would that be a correct asumption? I have looked for hours on the net and can't really confirm when production stopped.
Any help is appreciated. Jerry
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ckuhns



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 19:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jerry, Yes you are correct no R-2600s were made after 1945. R-2600s were made in two Wright Aeronautical plants, Paterson, NJ and Lockland Ohio a Cincinnati suburb. There was no licensed production of R-2600s. The CAA 5e9 is the FAA type Certificate for your R-2600-20. You can go to the FAA web site and view the type data for R-2600s. Carl
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jwilcox



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 18:13    Post subject: R 2600 Reply with quote

Hi Carl, thanks for the info. I'm not surprised that there was no 2600 production after 45, the P&W 2800 and Wright's 3350 eclipsed the 2600, at least that's what it seems like to me. It soldiered on until just a few years ago in the Avenger's here in eastern Canada.
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