Category Archives: Bomber – Naval

Fairey Swordfish Mk I

Looking like a relic from the previous war, the Fairey Swordfish proved to be a good weapon for a variety of missions.  It served from the first day of World War II to the last and outlasted its replacement. After … Continue reading

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Douglass TBD-1 Devastator

When the Devastator was introduced in 1937 it was the most modern torpedo Bomber in the world.  But by the time World War Two broke out it was due for replacement. After the jump, a brief look at one of … Continue reading

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Nakajima B5N2 “Kate”

Air Raid Pearl Harbor… This is easily the best known example of this important Japanese bomber. On December 7, 1941, Commander Mitsuo Fuchida flew this plane as commander of the Pearl Harbor attack force. After the jump, a look at … Continue reading

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Douglass SBD-3 Dauntless

The Battle of the Coral Sea was the first naval battle in history fought between fleets that never sighted each other.  Waves of carrier based bombers exchanged salvos instead of the ship’s guns. After the jump, a look at the … Continue reading

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Grumman (General Motors) TBM-1c Avenger

From late 1942 to the end of the War, Grumman’s Avenger was the main strike aircraft used by US aircraft carriers. After the jump, a brief look at this important type.

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