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Item Number: 24962
Price: $107.99  CAD each  
Availability: In Stock
Manufacturer: SkyMax
Description: 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.

The Battle of Midway took place from June 4 – 7 1942. Japan sent four carriers, two battleships,
twelve destroyers and one light cruiser. The Americans knew of the Midway attack and were
prepared. Once the main Japanese force was located Rear Admiral Spruance launched a hasty
Devastator attack from his three carriers that left his 41 Douglas TBD-1s unescorted. Only four
Devastators returned to Enterprise, two to Yorktown and none to Hornet. Devastator 0308 was
lost with its crew LT(jg) Jeff Davis Woodson and Otway David Creasy, Jr., ARM2c.
Scale: 1/72
 

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