TBD-1 Devastator LCDR Waldron VT-8 USS Hornet June 1942 SM8009 scale 1:72
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TBD-1 Devastator LCDR Waldron VT-8 USS Hornet June 1942 SM8009 scale 1:72

TBD-1 Devastator LCDR Waldron VT-8 USS Hornet June 1942 SM8009 scale 1:72
Highly detailed SkyMax model warbird

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Jun 12, 2020

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TBD-1 Devastator LCDR Waldron VT-8 USS Hornet June 1942 SM8009 scale 1:72 Highly detailed SkyMax model warbird Aircraft: TBD-1 Devastator (Torpedo Bomber) Scale: 1:72 The Douglas TBD-1 Devastator was designed as a torpedo bomber for the USN and entered service in 1937. The TBD Devastator marked a lot of firsts for the USN. It was the first widely-used carrier-based monoplane, first all metal USN aircraft, first completely enclosed cockpit that stretched almost half the length of the fuselage, first hydraulic folding wings. When bombing the bombardier would lie under the pilot seat and look through a window in the floor to doing his sighting. TBD Devastator T-16 was c/n 1506 and was flown by LCDR John Waldron of VT-8 aboard the USS Hornet during the Battle of Midway. On June 4, 1942 the leader of Air Group 8, Stanhope Ring departed the carrier with Wildcats along with VT-8 Devastators to attack Japanese carriers. Upon departure LCDR Waldron realized the assigned group heading was incorrect and tried to get the Wildcats to change direction but was unsuccessful so Waldron got his group of TBDs to follow him. VT-8 found the Japanese carriers but without the Wildcat cover only one crewman survived. Specifications Douglas Aircraft Company TBD-1 Devastator Role – torpedo bomber Number manufactured – 130 First flight – April 1935 Powerplant 1 x Pratt-Whitney R-1830-64 “Double Wasp” air-cooled radial engine, producing 900 hp (671 kW) on take-off, 850 hp (634 kW) @ 8,000 ft (2,438 m) Weights Empty – 6,182 lbs (2,804 kg) Gross – 9,862 lbs (4,473 kg) Maximum take-off – 10,194 lbs (4,623 kg) Performance Maximum speed – 206 mph (331 km/h) @ 8,000 (2,438 m) Cruising speed – 128 mph (205 km/h) Landing speed – 68 mph (109 km/h) Service ceiling – 19,700 ft (6,004 m) Range 435 miles (700 km) with Mk XIII torpedo 716 miles (1,152 km) with 1,000 lbs (453 kg) bombs Dimensions Length – 35 ft (10.69 m) Wingspan – 50 ft (15.24 m) Height – 15 ft 1 in (4.59 m)
Additional Info
  • Stock#
    SM8009
  • Brand
    SkyMax
  • ETA
    Jun 12, 2020
  • Scale
    1:72
  • Material
    Die-cast Metal
  • Aircraft Type
    Fixed-Winged
  • Era
    World War II
  • Aircraft
    TBD Devastator
  • Propulsion
    Propeller-Driven
  • Role
    Bomber
  • Country
    United States
Warning: Choking Hazard! Contains small parts. Not a toy. Not for children under 3 years.
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