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04-25-2006, 05:17 PM

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Douglas TB2D Skypirate

The Douglas TB2D Skypirate (also known as the Devastator II) was a torpedo bomber intended for service with the United States Navy's Midway class aircraft carriers; they were too large for earlier decks. Two prototypes were completed, but the dedicated torpedo bomber was becoming an outdated concept and with the end of World War II the type was no longer needed, so the project was cancelled.

The TB2D was powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major driving contra-rotating propellers. Four torpedoes could be carried on underwing pylons, or an equivalent bomb load. Defensive armament consisted of two 20 mm cannon in the wings and .50 cal (12.7 mm) machineguns.

Very large for a single-engined aircraft, the TB2D would have been the largest piston-engined carrierborne plane at the time if it had been deployed. It could carry four times the weapon load of the TBF Avenger and was larger, heavier and faster than a B-25 Mitchell bomber.

Like a B-25 on 'roids and full of torpedoes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


04-25-2006, 05:30 PM

Very cool.

04-25-2006, 05:35 PM
yea, but was it as good as the Japanese Skyninja?

04-25-2006, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by georgeo76:
yea, but was it as good as the Japanese Skyninja?

No, but it was better than the Russian Flyingvodkadrinker.

04-25-2006, 11:52 PM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by georgeo76:
yea, but was it as good as the Japanese Skyninja?

No, but it was better than the Russian Flyingvodkadrinker. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif oh man Chimp stop it. yer killing me! lmfao http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

04-26-2006, 12:00 AM
That's a Catalina wing above it.


04-26-2006, 02:14 PM
Wow R_Target! Any info about this picture?

04-26-2006, 03:33 PM
The contra rotating prop is very cool. I'd love to have seen that Boeing monster fighter that was prototyped with it. Or hell, fit one to an F2G. that works too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

04-26-2006, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by faelas:
Wow R_Target! Any info about this picture?
I took it at Wings of Eagles, a small museum not far from me, western NY. They have a real cherry Avenger. If I remember correctly, the old timer showing us around said the Devastator will never fly. Here's the Cat they're restoring:



04-26-2006, 09:08 PM
That this is on f*cking steroids!

04-26-2006, 10:10 PM
Here's some new info just in!

This plane was fugly!!!!