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TBD Devastator Units of the US Navy

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Osprey's title examining the TBD Devastator Units' short-lived participation in World War II (1939-1945). The first monoplane aircraft ordered by the US Navy for carrier operations, the Douglas TBD Devastator was designed to fulfil a requirement for a new torpedo bomber. Just 129 were built, and when it entered service it was the most modern aircraft of its type anywhere i Osprey's title examining the TBD Devastator Units' short-lived participation in World War II (1939-1945). The first monoplane aircraft ordered by the US Navy for carrier operations, the Douglas TBD Devastator was designed to fulfil a requirement for a new torpedo bomber. Just 129 were built, and when it entered service it was the most modern aircraft of its type anywhere in the world. Its only real taste of action came on 4 June 1942 in the pivotal Battle of Midway, when 35 were shot down in a clash with Japanese A6M Zero fighters. The aircraft was replaced by the Grumman Avenger weeks later.


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Osprey's title examining the TBD Devastator Units' short-lived participation in World War II (1939-1945). The first monoplane aircraft ordered by the US Navy for carrier operations, the Douglas TBD Devastator was designed to fulfil a requirement for a new torpedo bomber. Just 129 were built, and when it entered service it was the most modern aircraft of its type anywhere i Osprey's title examining the TBD Devastator Units' short-lived participation in World War II (1939-1945). The first monoplane aircraft ordered by the US Navy for carrier operations, the Douglas TBD Devastator was designed to fulfil a requirement for a new torpedo bomber. Just 129 were built, and when it entered service it was the most modern aircraft of its type anywhere in the world. Its only real taste of action came on 4 June 1942 in the pivotal Battle of Midway, when 35 were shot down in a clash with Japanese A6M Zero fighters. The aircraft was replaced by the Grumman Avenger weeks later.

22 review for TBD Devastator Units of the US Navy

  1. 4 out of 5

    Terry

    A really good short history of the TBD Devastator. Really good example of the Osprey format working. A minor plane thoroughly covered with a decent amount of pictures and color drawings. Well written as well.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mike Cocke

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    Butch

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    D. E.

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    Dirk

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    Ron

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    Colton

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    Thomas J Porto

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    Bob Alexander

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    Ronald Roche

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    Jonathan

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    Wikimedia Italia

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    Darren

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    Chris Wrampelmeier

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    David Burchill

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    Sam Kennedy

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    Marc

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    Julio Campos

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    Bob

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    Edward

  22. 4 out of 5

    Steven J.

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