Devastator Units of WW2
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TBD Devastator Units of World War 2 (Osprey Combat Aircraft 20)

TBD Devastator Units of World War 2 (Osprey Combat Aircraft 20) - pre owned
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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. The Devastator performed well in early battles, most notably in the Battle of Coral Sea, but earned notoriety for a catastrophic performance during the Battle of Midway in which 41 Devastators recorded zero torpedo hits with only six surviving to return to their carriers. Vastly outclassed in both speed and maneuverability by the Mitsubishi Zero fighters they faced, most of the force was wiped out with little consequence except to distract the Zeros from the SBD Dauntless dive bombers that sank four carriers and a heavy cruiser.

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Book in very good condition. Minor wear to board edges
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Soft Cover
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