United States Navy (USN) TBD-1 Devastator 42-S-16, VS-42, USS Ranger, May 1941 SkyMax Models SM8006 Scale 1:72

Last one! United States Navy (USN) TBD-1 Devastator 42-S-16, VS-42, USS Ranger, May 1941 SkyMax Models SM8006 Scale 1:72

Highly detailed SkyMax model warbird. United States Navy (USN) TBD-1 Devastator 42-S-16, VS-42, USS Ranger, May 1941 SkyMax Models SM8006 Scale 1:72
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Highly detailed SkyMax model warbird United States Navy (USN) TBD-1 Devastator 42-S-16, VS-42, USS Ranger, May 1941 SkyMax Models SM8006 Scale 1:72 Item#: SM8006 Scale: 1:72 The Douglas TBD Devastator was a torpedo bomber of the United States Navy, ordered in 1934, it first flew in 1935 and entered service in 1937. At that point, it was the most advanced aircraft flying for the Navy and possibly for any navy in the world. However, the fast pace of aircraft development quickly caught up with it, and by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the TBD was already outdated. The Devastator performed well in some early battles, but earned notoriety for its catastrophically poor performance in the Battle of Midway, in which the 41 Devastators launched during the battle produced zero successful torpedo hits and only 6 survived to return to their carriers. Vastly outclassed in both speed and maneuverability by the Mitsubishi Zero fighters they faced, the vast majority of the force was wiped out with little consequence except to distract the Zeros from the much more capable (and survivable) SBD Dauntless dive bombers that eventually sank 4 Japanese carriers and a heavy cruiser. Although a small portion of the Devastator's dismal performance was later attributed to the many well-documented defects in the US Mark 13 torpedo, the aircraft was immediately withdrawn from frontline service after Midway, being replaced by the Grumman TBF Avenger.
Additional Info
  • Stock#
    SM8006
  • Brand
    SkyMax
  • Scale
    1:72
  • Material
    No
  • Aircraft Type
    Fixed-Winged
  • Era
    World War II
  • Aircraft
    TBD Devastator
  • Propulsion
    Propeller-Driven
  • Role
    Bomber
  • Country
    United States
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