BTD-1 Destroyer

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General info

BTD-1 Destroyer in the Garage.

The BTD-1 Destroyer is a premium Rank III American naval bomber with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB) and 4.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.33. It costs Ge.png 1,750 Golden eagles to purchase.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The BTD-1 is a single engine dive bomber and torpedo bomber and can carry a very wide array of explosive ordinance. This plane can be used effectively against both ground and naval targets. "The Destroyer" can reload on either an aircraft carrier or an airfield. It can also be utilized as a bomber hunter, using the air spawn (on non-carrier maps) and it's twin 20mm cannons to shred stray bombers.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

  • Destruction of the enemy fleet forces.
  • Strikes on bomb targets in swift stealth attacks
  • Strafing of soft ground targets on it's way to the payload target

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fast for a carrier based bomber.
  • Comparable to the B7A2 in terms of playstyle and roles.
  • Good frontal armament.
  • Great choice of additional armament for it's tier and size.
  • Above average turn rate when at higher altitudes and with less load.
  • Easy to land, especially with the help of air brakes.
  • Can drop bombs both when flying horizontally and when diving.
  • Airframe can withstand high speed dive.
  • Very effective air brakes.
  • All bomb payloads are carried internally.
  • Decent energy retention.
  • Gets an air spawn and can perform a bomber hunting role.
  • Very good SL and RP maker.

Cons:

  • Less responsive handling at low altitudes.
  • Bombs and torpedoes limit the plane's maneuverability.
  • No Defensive turrets.
  • No bomb sight.
  • Compresses heavily at high speeds, causes many accidents.
  • Negative G maneuvers cause elevator to lose effectiveness for a couple seconds, can cause crashes if performed at ground level.

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 2 × 20 mm AN/M2 cannon, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)

Payloads

  • 6 × 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 2 × 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 2 × 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 1 × 2000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb
  • 2 × 2216 lb Mk.13/44 torpedo

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Wright R-3350-14 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 2128 hp (Stock), 2389 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2180 hp (Stock), 2440 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1090 kg
Name: Wright R-3350-14 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 2107 hp (Stock), 2250 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2158 hp (Stock), 2302 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1090 kg
Name: Wright R-3350-14 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 2107 hp (Stock), 2250 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2158 hp (Stock), 2302 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1090 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 533 km/h
    • at height: 4,907 m
  • Max altitude: 7,190 m
  • Turn Time: 28.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 5.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 307 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 573 km/h
    • at height: 4,907 m
  • Max altitude: 7,190 m
  • Turn Time: 25.4 s
  • Rate of Climb: 13.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 307 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 519 km/h
    • at height: 4,907 m
  • Max altitude: 7,190 m
  • Turn Time: 29.4 s
  • Rate of Climb: 6.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 307 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 553 km/h
    • at height: 4,907 m
  • Max altitude: 7,190 m
  • Turn Time: 27.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 9.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 307 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 519 km/h
    • at height: 4,907 m
  • Max altitude: 7,190 m
  • Turn Time: 29.4 s
  • Rate of Climb: 6.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 307 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 553 km/h
    • at height: 4,907 m
  • Max altitude: 7,190 m
  • Turn Time: 27.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 9.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 307 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)




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0.48
0.96
1.44
1.92
2.4
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP

Supercharger Stage #2: 100%

Supercharger Stage #2: WEP



Modules and improvements

As a premium vehicle all unlocks are already researched, bought and installed. Thus there is no way of receiving the research point bonus for buying all unlocks of a tier.

History of creation and combat usage

Only twenty eight aircraft were produced. Production was cancelled due to the surrender of Japan, the plane never saw combat because of this. Notice the offset vertical tail section to counter the torque. It works like a fixed rudder trim.

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the BTD-1 Destroyer from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-usa.png BTD-1
Nation USA
Type Torpedo Bomber
Medium Tactical Bomber
Fighting style Ground Attack

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~6326 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~7545 kg
Takeoff Weight ~9618 kg
Wing Area ~35 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks yes
Arrestor Gear yes
Statistics
Power per Engine 2250 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~377.00 kph at 4907 m
Climb Rate ~9.12 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~242.61 kph
Turn Time ~33.26 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~183.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~13947 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~16635 lb
Takeoff Weight ~21205 lb
Wing Area ~373 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks yes
Arrestor Gear yes
Statistics
Power per Engine 2250 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~234.26 mph at 16099 m
Climb Rate 29.91 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~150.75 mph
Turn Time 33.26 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~37.48 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x 20 mm AN/M2 200 rpg
Payload Option 1
Nothing Loaded Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
6 x 💣 250 lbs Bomb
Payload Option 3
2 x 💣 250 lbs Bomb
2 x 💣 500 lbs Bomb
Payload Option 4
2 x 💣 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 Bomb
Payload Option 5
1 x 💣 2000 lbs Bomb
Payload Option 6
2 x 22.5 2216 lbs Mk.13 /late torpedo
Limits
Max Speed limit 842 kph
Gear lmit 320 kph
Combat Flaps 480 kph
Max static +G's ~13
Max static -G's ~13
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <380 kph
Rudder <380 kph
Elevators <390 kph
Radiator >260 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 523 mph
Gear lmit 199 mph
Combat Flaps 298 mph
Max static +G's ~13
Max static -G's ~13
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <236 mph
Rudder <236 mph
Elevators <242 mph
Radiator >162 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is not controllable
Pitch is controllable
has automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
353 m
1160 ft
100% Enginepower 2250 hp
WEP Enginepower 2300 hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
4267 m
14000 ft
100% Enginepower 1900 hp
WEP Enginepower 1942 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)