Tbd Devastator Units of the Us Navy

By (author) Tillman, Barrett; Illustrated by Tullis, Tom

The first monoplane aircraft ordered by the US Navy for carrier operations, the Douglas TBD Devastator was designed to fulfill 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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書名 Tbd Devastator Units of the Us Navy
著作者等 Tullis, Tom
Tillman, Barrett
シリーズ名 Combat Aircraft 20
出版元 Osprey Publishing
刊行年月 2012.11.20
ページ数 98p
ISBN 9781782007203
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス