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  TBD Devastator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Douglas TBD Devastator was a torpedo bomber of the United States Navy, ordered in 1934, first flying in 1935 and entering service in 1937.
While the US Navy became aware by about 1940 that the TBD had become outclassed by the fighters and bombers of other nations and a replacement (the TBF Avenger) was in the works, it was not in service yet by the entry of the United States into World War II.
The early days of the Pacific war saw the TBD acquit itself well in the attacks in February and March 1942 and in the Battle of the Coral Sea, in which their attacks sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho.
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 Douglas TBD Devastator - USA
There were a number of "firsts" associated with the TBD; the "Devastator" was the first monoplane design ordered for service with the US Navy; it was the first with hydraulic (as opposed to "manual") folding wings; it was the first "all metal" aircraft ordered by the Navy.
On May 7, TBDs were instrumental in the sinking of the Japanese carrier "Shoho" in the Battle of the Coral Sea.
After the Battle of Midway, the Navy struck the Douglas TBD "Devastator" from combat roles and it was relegated to training and communications roles.
www.aviation-history.com /douglas/tbd.html   (1265 words)

  
 Devastator - Wikpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first USS Devastator (AM 318) was a ship that served during the World War II and Korean War eras.
The second USS Devastator (MCM 6) is a minesweeper in the navy.
Devastator (Transformers) was the name of a gestalt type Transformer that was made up of six individual Transformers.
www.bostoncoop.net /~tpryor/wiki/index.php?title=Devastator   (153 words)

  
 TBD Devastator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Douglas TBD Devastator wasa torpedo bomber of the United States Navy, ordered in 1934, first flying in 1935 and entering service in 1937.
While the US Navy became aware by about 1940 that the TBD had become outclassed by thefighters and bombers of other nations and a replacement (the TBF Avenger) wasin the works, it was not in service yet by the entry of the United States into World War II.
The early days of the Pacific war saw the TBD acquit itself well in the attacks in February and March 1942 and in the Battle of the CoralSea, in which their attacks sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho.
www.therfcc.org /tbd-devastator-172014.html   (749 words)

  
 Aircraft: Douglas TBD-1 Devastator
There is a TBD wreck under water off Florida but the U.S. Navy prefers that this last one of its kind rot away than to allow private salvagers to bring it out for restoration.
The TBD was withdrawn from front-line service in the summer of 1942, but continued in service as an advanced trainer until the end of the war.
The TBD had a compartment under the cockpit for the bombadier when it was time to work, and he viewed the target through a Norden sight mounted behind the engine.
aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu /specs/douglas/tbd-1.htm   (664 words)

  
 American Aircraft
The other TBD is nearby but at a considerably greater depth so, as a matter of convention, we refer to the wrecks as the "shallow" airplane and the "deep" airplane.
U.S. Navy records indicate that for the February 1, 1942 raid all of USS Yorktown's TBDs were armed with 500 pound bombs, not torpedos.
On both TBDs, the panels that covered the wing bays in which the flotation airbags were housed are missing.
www.tighar.org /Projects/Devastator/surveyamerican.htm   (1808 words)

  
 TBD-1 Devastator Model Plane Kits and other airplane models.
Noteworthy for being the first monoplane ordered by the U.S. Navy for carrier operations, the TBD Devastator was designed to fulfill a requirement for a new torpedo bomber.
TBD Devastators of "USS Yorktown's" VT-5 engage Japanese ships in the Battle of Tulagi, a minor prelude to the Battle of the Coral Sea in May of 1942.
In two separate attacks, the TBDs launched a total of 22 torpedoes in Tulagi harbor, but their only success was the sinking of the minesweeper "Tama Maru." This was probably due to the poor quality of the aerial torpedoes, and the inexperience of the American flight crews.
www.yellowairplane.com /Models_Fighters/airplane_models_TBD_Devastator.html   (676 words)

  
 Underwater Admiralty Services, Inc.,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Devastator had a maximum speed of 206 miles per hour and could attain an altitude of 19,700 feet.
At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor the US Navy had a hundred Devastators of which sixty-nine were in front line operational service.
However, a month later, in the Battle of Midway Island, the remaining Devastators were decimated by the heavier and superior Japanese opposition.
www.reachone.net /~newtsuit/uasi/currentprojects/douglas.htm   (784 words)

  
 Douglas TBD Devastator
It seemingly did well in the raids of February-March 1942 and in the Battle of the Coral Sea in early May, serving in both the torpedo attack and high-level bombing roles.
However, in about an hour's time on 4 June 1942, during the Battle of Midway, the TBD entered the annals of Naval history as a synonym for costly futility.
Old and slow, with a weak defensive armament and without self-sealing fuel tanks, the TBD had proven horribly vulnerable to enemy fighters, though this vulnerability was to a great extent typical of all torpedo attacks against well-defended ships.
www.aviation-central.com /1940-1945/aene0.htm   (292 words)

  
 TBD article - TBD acronym Douglas Devastator Navy torpedo bomber World II disambiguation - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
the Douglas Devastator, a US Navy torpedo bomber of World War II.
This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.
TBD article - TBD definition - what means TBD
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/TBD   (92 words)

  
 Douglas TBD-1 Devastator Torpedo Planes
The twenty-one TBDs left in the Navy inventory at the start of 1944 were mainly employed as stationary hulks for maintainance training, and all were gone by the end of that year.
There are no surviving TBDs today, though hope exists for recovery, restoration and exhibit of a plane lost at sea.
With the 1941 adoption of "popular" names for Navy aircraft, the TBD began to be called the "Devastator", but for most of its operational life, it was just known as the TBD-1.
www.battle-fleet.com /pw/his/historp.htm   (533 words)

  
 Douglas TBD-1 Devastator Bureau Number 0298
This aircraft participated in the US Navy's first offensive bombing mission of the war with SDBs and TBDs from Task Forces 8 (Halsey) and 17 (Fletcher) bombed and bombarded enemy installations on the islands of Wotje, Kwajalein, Jaluit, Mili in the Marshall Islands and Makin, and in the and Gilbert Islands.
After experiencingbad weather, two TBD Devastators got disoriented after attacking Jaluit Atoll and headed out the wrong way (north not southeast), low on fuel, they radioed that they were going to ditch in the lagoon.
After the discovery of a first TBD was found in 1997, Brian Kurk in recent years, in deeper water.
www.pacificwrecks.com /aircraft/tbd/0298.html   (155 words)

  
 Monogram 1/48 TBD Devastator
The Monogram Devastator (Kit 7575) was first produced and released in the mid 1970s.
The standard pre-war color for a TBD from this time period is all interior wheel wells, flap detail, underside of wings, fuselage, landing gear strut, etc. were painted in silver lacquer.
On the pre-war Devastators, the aircrafts were painted with a silver lacquer.
modelingmadness.com /reviews/preww2/huitbd.htm   (1952 words)

  
 Aircraft: Douglas TBD-1A Devastator
Cp Spgs, CO When you think about, the basic aerodynamics of the Devastator were not all that bad, especially given its mid thirties origin.
The Avenger would have been slaughtered just like the Old TBD Devastator if it would have attacked under the conditions that VT-8, VT-3, and VT-6 attacked under that morning.
The suicidal courage of the TBD crews paved the way for the textbook perfect dive bombing attacks executed by the Dauntless crews.
aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu /specs/douglas/tbd-1a.htm   (495 words)

  
 TBD Devastator
Dougles TBD2 Devastator torpedo bomber, with tail gunner, open/close canopy, superb moving parts and dropping torpedo.
During the Battle of Midway, the TBD (Torpedo Bomber Douglas) was finally realized to be an inferior torpedo bomber and quite helpless against Japanese carrier based fighters.
Despite these slaughters, the TBD, in the era of its development, was quite a fearful machine that was simply outdated and outclassed by its Japanese contenders by 1942.
cfs2hq0.tripod.com /id21.htm   (154 words)

  
 Revell/Monogram - Douglas TBD-1 Devastator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Reissuing of the 1/48th scale Douglas TBD-1 Devastator by Revell/Monogram was certainly welcomed, and while the kit is over 25 years old (the instructions were copyrighted in 1974), it is a good kit.
Many decals in the older Monogram kits, other than those provided in their Pro-Modeler series, are extremely thick and heavy and are best discarded, however, I have heard unconfirmed reports that monogram has replaced the old decals with better quality decals.
The Monogram TBD Devastator is a "good' kit and one well worth the addition to anyone's collection, and while the kit is detailed to the highest 1970s standards there is plenty of room for the super detailer.
www.squadron.com /old/tbd1/tbd1review.htm   (1146 words)

  
 TBD Devastator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Navy's first all-metall monoplane, the TBD Devastator when introduced in 1937 was a contemporary of Japan's famous "Kate" and Britian's Swordfish.
It was thanks to Devastators that the light carrier Shoho was put under so easily at the Coral Sea, and the plane had effectively less losses than the SBD Dauntless - until Midway.
Together with the Mk-13, requiring a drop from 50ft at 100mph, the Devastator was a sitting duck during its attacking run.
www.microworks.net /pacific/aviation/tbd_devastator.htm   (209 words)

  
 THE GREAT PLANES Community - TBD Devastator
There's a known TBD off Miami, Florida and another off the reef at Jaluit Island where it was one of two that ditched on 1 February 1942.
Things that tend to get forgotten when people have a go at the Devastator is that at Midway the initial attacks on the Japanese Carrier division went in completely alone and unsupported, but were pressed home with great determination, bravery and sacrifice by their crews.
To be sure, the Devastator was at best obsolescent by Midway, however it still compared favourably with its contemporaries in other Naval airforces, and in action was no worse than any of those when properly supported.
www.tgplanes.com /Public/Snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=185&whichpage=1   (2122 words)

  
 AVIATION ART HANGAR - Requiem For Torpedo Eight by Gil Cohen (TBD Devastator)
This is the carrier made famous less than two months prior, when B-25s led by Jimmy Doolittle were launched from her deck in the daring, first surprise bombing raid on Japan.
The atmosphere is tense, as the Douglas TBD Devastator torpedo bombers of Torpedo Squadron Eight are poised for takeoff.
At the time of its introduction in 1937, the Devastator was in the technological forefront of aircraft design.
www.aviationarthangar.com /avartharefor2.html   (369 words)

  
 TBD Devastator Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When it was delivered to the US Navy in 1937, the Devastator was the most advanced torpedo bomber in the world.
A mere four years later, however, the TBD was practically obsolete, a fact which became painfully obvious when all 35 Devastators sent against the Japanese at the battle of Midway were shot down without hitting their targets.
Luckily its replacement (the Grumman TBF Avenger) was coming on line at that time, and soon all Devastators were withdrawn from front-line service.
www.daveswarbirds.com /usplanes/aircraft/devastat.htm   (232 words)

  
 Cybermodeler Online - Revell 1/48 TBD-1 Devastator Review
When Douglas introduced the Devastator into the US Navy's carrier air groups in 1937, they had created the blueprint for future naval aviation.
As Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld recently said: "You don't go to war with the forces you want, you go with the forces you have." Such was the case with the TBD-1 and its crews fought hard.
In the Battle of Coral Sea, TBD-1s helped to sink the carrier Shoho, but in the Battle of Midway, the Devastators experienced devastating losses and were soon replaced with the TBF Avenger.
www.cybermodeler.com /hobby/kits/rm/kit_rm_tbd1.shtml   (453 words)

  
 Douglas TBD Devastator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The TBD Devastator was the Navy's first all-metal, monoplane torpedo bomber.
One sailor, after looking it over, said: "It's got everything but the kitchen sink." In December 1941, TDB Devastators formed the backbone of the Navy's carrier torpedo force in the Pacific.
The TBD next saw action in the Battle of Midway in June.
www.scalecraft.com /browseproducts/Douglas-TBD-Devastator.html   (389 words)

  
 TBD Devastator - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation TBD Devastator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TBD Devastator - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation TBD Devastator.
Here you will find more informations about TBD Devastator.
The orginal TBD Devastator article can be editet
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/TBD-Devastator.html   (76 words)

  
 Douglas TBD-1 Devastator Decal Review by Rodger Kelly (Yellow Wings Decals 1/48)
Whilst the first three of these new sheets continues in the same vein of "general markings", the fourth one is more in line with the more familiar format of providing complete markings for a subject on a single sheet.
The accompanying instruction sheet provides a brief history of the evolution of the national insignia as well as a quote from the relevant Bureau of Aeronautics instructions on size and location.
I'd be guessing here but I'd say that these last items would be a "generic" set that Yellow Wings will include on all of their future Devastator sheets.
decals.kitreview.com /decals/yellowwings003decalreviewrk_1.htm   (715 words)

  
 Douglas TBD Devastator
Delivered to the US Navy in 1937, the Devastator was the most advanced torpedo bomber in the world when it was built, but by the start of the Pacific War, was obsolete compaired to the Japanese Kate and the fighter opposition it encountered from A6M2 Zeros.
famous loss happened when all 35 Devastators sent against the Japanese at the battle of Midway were shot down without hitting their targets.
Its replacement, the TBF Avenger was coming on line at that time, and soon all Devastators were withdrawn from front-line service.
www.pacificwrecks.com /resources/tech/aircraft/tbd.html   (110 words)

  
 Books : TBD Devastator Units of the US Navy (Osprey Combat Aircraft 20)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Just 129 were built, and when it entered service it was the most modern aircraft of its type anywhere in the world.
The men that operated the TBD Devastators are fine examples of heroes.
Tillman's brilliant book need be given high honors for the rememberance of these brave souls and the mark that these Navy torpdeo planes have left in history.
www.motorebooks.com /cgi-bin/apf4/amamotor.cgi?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=1841760250   (264 words)

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