trumpeter 1/32 03233 American TBD-1A “Devastator”water torpedo attack aircraft
The Douglas TBD “Devastator” is a torpedo bomber of the United States Navy. It was ordered to be developed in 1934, first flew in 1935, and entered service in 1937. Although at the time, it was probably the most advanced aircraft in the U.S. and perhaps the world’s navies. However, during a period of rapid aircraft development, the TBD was already outdated by the time Japan launched its attack on Pearl Harbor. Although its performance was acceptable in the early stages of the war, in the Battle of Midway, the Japanese fleet was almost completely wiped out. As a result, all this type of aircraft in service were quickly replaced by the TBF “Avenger” developed by Grumman.
Crew: Three, pilot, navigator and torpedo launcher, radio technician and gunner
Length: 10.67 meters
Wingspan: 15.24 meters
Height: 4.60 meters
Power: One Pratt & Whitney R-1830-64 “Double Wasp” radial engine, 900 hp
Maximum speed: 331 km/h at an altitude of 2,400 meters
Cruising speed: 206 km/h
Range: 700 kilometers when carrying MK8 torpedoes, 1152 kilometers when carrying 454 kilograms of bombs.
U.S. TBD-1A “Devastator” water torpedo attack aircraft
Plastic Model Aircraft Kit
Length: 323.5mm Wingspan: 471.2mm
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– Detailed fuselage&wing w/accurate design – Highly detailed Engines – Finely detailed cockpit – PE parts included – folding wings