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Douglas TBD Devastator: books - history and technology

A book on the Douglas TBD Devastator? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Douglas torpedo bombers.

Douglas TBD Devastator : America's First World War II Torpedo Bomber (Legends of Warfare)

The Douglas Devastator was the US Navy's first all-metal combat aircraft, the Navy's first airplane with a fully enclosed cockpit, the first aircraft to have hydraulically folding wings, and the first US Navy torpedo bomber to see combat.
Although facing staggering losses in the early stages of the war in the Pacific, the brave men flying the Devastator from the decks of such famed ships as Enterprise, Hornet, Yorktown, and Lexington held the line against the enemy.

Pages of the book Douglas TBD Devastator (1)

Through carefully researched photos, many of which have never before been published and which are reproduced in remarkable clarity, the history and details of this iconic aircraft are revealed.
This clarity, and the large size of many of the photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, puts the reader in the skies with this historic aircraft.

Pages of the book Douglas TBD Devastator (2)

Author:David Doyle
Specs:112 pages, 23.5 x 24 x 1.7 cm / 9.25 x 9 x 0.67 in, hardback
Illustrations:196 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2017)
Series:Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764354199
Book: Douglas TBD Devastator : America's First World War II Torpedo Bomber (Legends of Warfare)

Douglas TBD Devastator : America's First World War II Torpedo Bomber

Language: English

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TBD Devastator Units of the US Navy (Osprey)

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.

This book tells the story of the TBD Devastator Units in service with the US Navy.

Author:Barrett Tillman
Specs:96 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm / 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2000)
Series:Combat Aircraft (20)
EAN:9781841760254
Book: TBD Devastator Units of the US Navy (Osprey)

TBD Devastator Units of the US Navy

Language: English

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Last update:15-06-2024