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TBD-1 Devastator Model, Battle of Midway - SkyMax SM8012


TBD-1 Devastator Model, Battle of Midway - SkyMax SM8012 - click to enlarge
TBD-1 Devastator Model, Battle of Midway - SkyMax SM8012 - click to enlarge


Item No. SM-SM8012
$89.95
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Availability: Pre-Order


Description

SkyMax Models Die-cast Model

Douglas TBD-1 Devastator Black 1, Lt. Cdr. EE Lindsey, VT-6, USS Enterprise, U.S. Navy, June 4, 1942 "Battle of Midway"

1:72 Scale.  Length: 5.75.  Wingspan: 8.25



Order in advance for an expected arrival in September 2024. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide

The Douglas TBD Devastator was a torpedo bomber used by the U.S. Navy. First flown on April 15, 1935, the TBD entered operational service in 1937. It was the first widely-used carrier-based monoplane, the first all-metal U.S. Navy aircraft, the first with a completely enclosed cockpit and the first with hydraulic folding wings. Although it was the most advanced aircraft operated by the U.S. Navy at the time of its introduction, the fast pace of aircraft development quickly caught up with the TBD and by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, it was already outdated.

The TBD Devastator performed well in some early battles of the Pacific war, but was outclassed in both speed and maneuverability by the Mitsubishi Zero fighter. It was withdrawn from frontline service after its poor performance at the Battle of Midway in June 1942, being replaced with the Grumman TBF Avenger. A total of 130 Devastators were built.


SkyMax features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft

This model of a TBD Devastator features:

  • Cockpit details
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand


  • Category: SkyMax 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years


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