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Category Archives: Bomber – Naval
This dive bomber was one of the first generation monoplanes in Navy service and was thoroughly obsolete at the outbreak of World War II in the Pacific. Yet a small number served in Marine squadrons until the Battle of Midway. … Continue reading
This sleek looking float-plane just missed combat in World War II and was part of a unique operation. After the jump, a look at a particularly intriguing “what if”.
In November of 1942 US and British forces invaded Vichy French held areas of North Africa to trap Italian and German forces. After the jump, a brief look at this early amphibious operation and one aircraft that provided support.
A troubled design that did ultimately prove effective, the Curtiss Helldiver was the last dedicated Dive Bomber to see service with the US Navy. Join me for a brief look at an interesting bit of naval history.
The main Japanese Dive Bomber at the start of World War II, the Aichi D3A was a key part of the terrifyingly effective Japanese carrier force. After the jump, a look at this very important aircraft.
There’s a persistent myth about Italy not fielding any effective aircraft in World War II. But that really isn’t true on any level. After the jump, a quick look at a very capable torpedo bomber that sank many British warships during the … Continue reading