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Douglas TBD Devastator


Standard USN torpedo aircraft in the years before WWII. In 1937 the TDB represented a major improvement over the earlier biplane torpedo bombers of the USN. But in 1941 it was obsolete, and suffered heavy losses.
General characteristics TBD-1
Primary function Torpedo bomber
Power plant One Pratt&Whitney R-1830-64 engine
Thrust 885 HP 660 kW
Speed 206 mph 332 km/h
Ceiling 19,685 ft 6,000 m
Range 995 miles 1,600 km
Armament 2x7.62mm machine gun; 454kg bombs
Crew 3
Date deployed 1936
Number built 130


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