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Hobbyboss 1:48 TBD-1 Devastator

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TBD-1 Devastator

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 USN and possibly for any navy in the world. However, the fast pace of aircraft development caught up with it, and by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the TBD was already outdated. It performed well in some early battles, but in the Battle of Midway the Devastators launched against the Japanese fleet were almost totally wiped out. The type was immediately withdrawn from front line service, replaced by the Grumman TBF Avenger.

Crew: Three: Pilot, Torpedo Officer/Navigator, Radioman/Gunner

Length: 35 ft 0 in (10.67 m)

Wingspan: 50 ft 0 in (15.24 m)

Height: 15 ft 1 in (4.60 m)

Powerplant: One × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-64 Twin Wasp radial engine, 900 hp (672 kW) each

Maximum speed: 206 mph (331 km/h) at 8,000 ft (2,400 m)

Cruise speed: 128 mph (206 km/h)

Range: 435 mi (700 km) (378 nmi, 700 km)with Mk XIII Torpedo, 716 mi (623 nmi, 1,152 km) with 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs

Item No     81783
Item Name     TBD-1 Devastator
Bar Code     6939319217837
Scale     1:48
Item Type     Plastic Model Aircraft Kit
Model Dimension     Length: 221.8mm   Wingspan: 314mm   
Total Plastic Parts     140+
Total Sprues     17 sprues
Chromeplate Parts     n/a
Resin Parts     n/a
Metal Parts     n/a
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
Film Accessory     n/a
Released Date     2023-11
More Features     the kit consists of over 140  parts
-Detailed fuselage&wing w/accurate design
-Engine with fine detail
-Detailed cockpit
-photo etched parts included
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Customer Reviews

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Michael Hickey (mikestomcat)
Hobbyboss 1:48 TBD-1 Devastator

Great kit, very nice details