TBD Devastator (pre war colour)

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  1. Snautzer01

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    #3 Snautzer01, Mar 13, 2010
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    Very cool, but there looks like a couple of SBD's in there as well.
     
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    Really cool, thanks for sharing!
     
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    love those colour shots!:D
     
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    Agreed! They're all great photos but the color shots at the beginning are excellent!
    Derek
     
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    Just made my head spin the first time I researched the clors for the TBD. WHAT were they Thinking????
     
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    Superb colour shots!! Whats trailing behind the closest aircraft in the first shot?
     
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    Cool! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Niiice pictures...when I will do the airfix model I will use this colour pictures...:D
     
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    Beautiful Photos !! Torpedo 8's tragic performance at the battle of Midway is well documented. What is hardly known is the fact that the squadron leader was the only one that had ever dropped a LIVE TORPEDO before going into that battle !
     
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    Some really great shots!
     
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    Wow! Never thought much of the TBD before but these pics changed that. Good stuff.
     
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    There was an SBD and a F4F and some SB2Us as well as the TBDs. Sure does take one back!
     
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    I think thats a directional antennea?

    Great pics! My father would have loved to have seen these. He was a great fan of pre-war Navy A/C.
     
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    Those were pre war colors, helped to identify each squadron and what ship they flew from. By 1941 they had all been painted gray, not that it helped them much.
     
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    No SB2Us in these shots, the dive bombers are the Northrop BT-1 and its successor the Douglas SBD. Had Douglas not taken over the project from Northrop in 1937, with the sale of the Northrop El Segundo plant to Douglas finalized in January 1938, the SBD would have been designated the BT-2
     
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