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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
 
[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
 
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{{break}}
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} American torpedo bomber {{Battle-rating|1}}.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} American torpedo bomber {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.53 "Firestorm"]].
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, maneuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->
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''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
|293|| 287 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 20.0 || 20.5 || 4.3 || 4.3 || 150
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| 298 || 287 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 19.8 || 20.5 || 4.3 || 4.3 || 150
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 2,500 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 2,500 m)
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| 332 || 312 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 18.0 || 19.0 || 10.1 || 6.1 || 150
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| 327 || 312 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 18.3 || 19.0 || 8.3 || 6.1 || 150
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps
! Take-off flap
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! Take-off flaps
! Landing flap
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! Landing flaps
 
! Air brakes
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
 
|-
 
|-
|✓
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| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || ✓     <!-- ✓ -->
|✓
 
|✓
 
| X ||✓
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
|-
 
|-
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! -
 
! -
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} ||212|| ~6 || ~2
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| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 212 || ~8 || ~2
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < 465 || < 400 || < 380 || > 250
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| < 465 || < 400 || < 380 || > 323
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| 2,620 m || 900 hp || 963 hp  
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| 2,620 m || 900 hp || 963 hp
|-
 
<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 3
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|- -->
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
<!--''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''-->
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<!-- ''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.'' -->
 
 
 
* 12.7 mm steel - behind engine
 
* 12.7 mm steel - behind engine
 
* 12.7 mm steel - behind pilot
 
* 12.7 mm steel - behind pilot
* No armour glazing
 
* Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
 
* More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
<!--''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''-->
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{{main|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)}}
 
{{main|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
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* 1 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg)
* 1 x 12.7 mm [[Browning M2 (12.7 mm)|M2 Browning]] machine gun (500 rpg = 500 total)
 
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
<!--''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
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<!-- ''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.'' -->
{{main|AN-M30A1 (100 lb)|AN-M64A1 (500 lb)|Mk.13|Mk.13/44}}
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{{main|AN-M30A1 (100 lb)|AN-M64A1 (500 lb)|Mk.13/44|Mk.13}}
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is able to be equipped with:
 
  
* 12 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
* 1 x 2,216 lbs Mk.13 torpedo
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* 12 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (1,200 lb total)
* 1 x 2,216 lbs Mk.13/44 torpedo
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* 1 х Mk.13 torpedo
* 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs
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* 1 х Mk.13/44 torpedo
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* 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (1,600 lb total)
  
 
=== Defensive armament ===
 
=== Defensive armament ===
<!--''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available remove this subsection.''-->
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<!-- ''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.'' -->
 
{{main|Browning (7.62 mm)}}
 
{{main|Browning (7.62 mm)}}
  
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is defended with:
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is defended by:
 
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* 1 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, dorsal turret (600 rpg)
* 1 x 7.62 mm [[Browning (7.62 mm)|Browning]] machine gun, dorsal mount (600 rpg = 600 total)
 
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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The first thing a pilot will notice about the TBD in gameplay is its "rubber banding" tendency to return to a stable speed of about 250kph. The aircraft has mediocre energy retention, especially in a turn or when coming out of a dive. However, it is a stable and easy plane to fly, even in Realistic Battles. Strangely enough, the TBD has awesome acceleration from a standing start. The acceleration peters off after about 140kph (just above its stall speed), but makes it a nice plane to takeoff, especially from carriers. The armament on this plane is very bad and will get shot down if engaged with a fighter. The TBD is a very attractive target for fighters so climb to an altitude of 5000 meters. When dropping bombs, decrees your throttle to 50% as the bombs are more accurate when flying slow.
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The first thing a pilot will notice about the TBD in gameplay is its "rubber banding" tendency to return to a stable speed of about 250 km/h. The aircraft has mediocre energy retention, especially in a turn or when coming out of a dive. However, it is a stable and easy plane to fly, even in Realistic Battles. Strangely enough, the TBD has awesome acceleration from a standing start. The acceleration peters off after about 140 km/h (just above its stall speed), but makes it a nice plane to take-off, especially from carriers. The armament on this plane is very bad and will get shot down if engaged with a fighter. The TBD is a very attractive target for fighters so climb to an altitude of 5000 meters. When dropping bombs, decrease your throttle to 50% as the bombs are more accurate when flying slow.
  
This aircraft is best used in a ground strike role, carpet bombing ground targets with a large quantity of smaller bombs available out of the box, and in this role it performs respectably. It features a single 12.7mm MG attached to the starboard side of the engine, with a generous ammo load, but although the TBD has a good turning radius it is not recommended to engage as a fighter. A rear gunner also wields a 7.7mm MG, and although its horizontal coverage is laughable, it is a welcome addition to a low-flying pilot with the ability to keep his enemies in his gunner's (or main gun's) sights.
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This aircraft is best used in a ground strike role, carpet bombing ground targets with a large quantity of smaller bombs available out of the box, and in this role it performs respectably. It features a single 12.7 mm MG attached to the starboard side of the engine, with a generous ammo load, but although the TBD has a good turning radius it is not recommended to engage as a fighter. A rear gunner also wields a 7.7 mm MG, and although its horizontal coverage is laughable, it is a welcome addition to a low-flying pilot with the ability to keep his enemies in his gunner's (or main gun's) sights.
  
It is important to note that the TBD suffers from extremely fragile flaps and gear, at least in Realistic and Simulator Battles; even combat flaps will break off at any speed above about 210kph, while the gear rip at about 180.
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It is important to note that the TBD suffers from extremely fragile flaps and gear, at least in Realistic and Simulator Battles; even combat flaps will break off at any speed above about 210 km/h, while the gear rip at about 180.
  
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
===Manual Engine Control===
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! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! rowspan="2" | Mixer
! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! rowspan="2" | Pitch
! colspan="3" |Radiator
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Oil
 
! Oil
 
! Water
 
! Water
! Type  
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! Type
 
|-
 
|-
| Controllable || rowspan="2" |Controllable<br>No automatic pitch || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" |Controllable<br>Auto radiator available
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Auto control available || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>1 gear || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
| rowspan="2" |Combined|| rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
| Fuselage Repair
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| Fuselage repair
 
| Radiator
 
| Radiator
|  
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|
| Turret 7.62 mm belts
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| Turret 7 mm
|ITC mk.III
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| ITC mk.III
 
|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
|  
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|
 
| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
|New 7.62 mm MGs (turret)
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| New 7 mm MGs (turret)
|Improved torpedo
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| Improved torpedo
 
|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
| Wings Repair
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| Wings repair
 
| Engine
 
| Engine
|  
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|
|Offensive 12.7 mm belts
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| Offensive 12 mm
|SBC mk.I
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| SBC mk.I
 
|-
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
|  
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|
| Engine Injection
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| Engine injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
|New 12.7 mm MGs
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| New 12 mm MGs
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|
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
 
* Low stall speed
 
* Low stall speed
 
* Has a bomb sight
 
* Has a bomb sight
 
* Has an arrestor hook for carrier landing
 
* Has an arrestor hook for carrier landing
 
* Very stable and easy to fly.
 
* Very stable and easy to fly.
* Very maneuverable for a bomber.
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* Very manoeuvrable for a bomber.
 
* Very good turn and roll rate.
 
* Very good turn and roll rate.
 
* Carries a decent quantity of bombs without requiring any research.
 
* Carries a decent quantity of bombs without requiring any research.
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
 
* Armaments are extremely underwhelming, with a single 12.7 mm in front and a 7.62 mm in the rear
 
* Armaments are extremely underwhelming, with a single 12.7 mm in front and a 7.62 mm in the rear
* Low sustainable "cruise" speed (200-250kph).
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* Low sustainable "cruise" speed (200-250 km/h).
 
* Slow.
 
* Slow.
 
* Very bad energy retention.
 
* Very bad energy retention.
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* Poor overall armament with limited defensive coverage.
 
* Poor overall armament with limited defensive coverage.
 
* No gun sight in cockpit other than a scope with an extremely limited (and very shaky) field of view.
 
* No gun sight in cockpit other than a scope with an extremely limited (and very shaky) field of view.
* Doesn't come with it's Navy Blue camouflage unlike other US Navy planes.
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* Doesn't come with its Navy Blue camouflage unlike other US Navy planes.
 
* Fragile flaps and gear.
 
* Fragile flaps and gear.
* Gunner has no amour.
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* Gunner has no armour.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
''Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article.''
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''Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <code><nowiki><references /></nowiki></code>. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under <code><nowiki>=== Encyclopedia Info ===</nowiki></code>, also if applicable).''
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
 
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
* ''encyclopedia page on aircraft;''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  
 
{{USA bombers}}
 
{{USA bombers}}

Revision as of 15:04, 12 April 2019

RANK 6 USA
"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
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TBD-1
Research:2 900 Specs-Card-Exp.png
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Description

GarageImage TBD-1.jpg


The TBD-1 Devastator is a rank I American torpedo bomber with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/SB) and 1.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.53 "Firestorm".

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 2,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
298 287 6000 19.8 20.5 4.3 4.3 150
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 2,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
327 312 6000 18.3 19.0 8.3 6.1 150

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
212 ~8 ~2
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 465 < 400 < 380 > 323
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,620 m 900 hp 963 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 12.7 mm steel - behind engine
  • 12.7 mm steel - behind pilot

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

The TBD-1 is armed with:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg)

Suspended armament

The TBD-1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 12 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (1,200 lb total)
  • 1 х Mk.13 torpedo
  • 1 х Mk.13/44 torpedo
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (1,600 lb total)

Defensive armament

Main article: Browning (7.62 mm)

The TBD-1 is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, dorsal turret (600 rpg)

Usage in battles

The first thing a pilot will notice about the TBD in gameplay is its "rubber banding" tendency to return to a stable speed of about 250 km/h. The aircraft has mediocre energy retention, especially in a turn or when coming out of a dive. However, it is a stable and easy plane to fly, even in Realistic Battles. Strangely enough, the TBD has awesome acceleration from a standing start. The acceleration peters off after about 140 km/h (just above its stall speed), but makes it a nice plane to take-off, especially from carriers. The armament on this plane is very bad and will get shot down if engaged with a fighter. The TBD is a very attractive target for fighters so climb to an altitude of 5000 meters. When dropping bombs, decrease your throttle to 50% as the bombs are more accurate when flying slow.

This aircraft is best used in a ground strike role, carpet bombing ground targets with a large quantity of smaller bombs available out of the box, and in this role it performs respectably. It features a single 12.7 mm MG attached to the starboard side of the engine, with a generous ammo load, but although the TBD has a good turning radius it is not recommended to engage as a fighter. A rear gunner also wields a 7.7 mm MG, and although its horizontal coverage is laughable, it is a welcome addition to a low-flying pilot with the ability to keep his enemies in his gunner's (or main gun's) sights.

It is important to note that the TBD suffers from extremely fragile flaps and gear, at least in Realistic and Simulator Battles; even combat flaps will break off at any speed above about 210 km/h, while the gear rip at about 180.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Turret 7 mm ITC mk.III
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs (turret) Improved torpedo
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 12 mm SBC mk.I
IV Engine injection Cover New 12 mm MGs

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Low stall speed
  • Has a bomb sight
  • Has an arrestor hook for carrier landing
  • Very stable and easy to fly.
  • Very manoeuvrable for a bomber.
  • Very good turn and roll rate.
  • Carries a decent quantity of bombs without requiring any research.
  • Great standing acceleration.
  • Cockpit offers somehow decent visibility.

Cons:

  • Armaments are extremely underwhelming, with a single 12.7 mm in front and a 7.62 mm in the rear
  • Low sustainable "cruise" speed (200-250 km/h).
  • Slow.
  • Very bad energy retention.
  • Bombs are mounted on external pylons.
  • A dive bomber without any air brakes.
  • Poor overall armament with limited defensive coverage.
  • No gun sight in cockpit other than a scope with an extremely limited (and very shaky) field of view.
  • Doesn't come with its Navy Blue camouflage unlike other US Navy planes.
  • Fragile flaps and gear.
  • Gunner has no armour.

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === Encyclopedia Info ===, also if applicable).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


USA bombers
Dive  SB2U-2 · SB2U-3 · SBD-3 · SB2C-1c · SB2C-4
Torpedo  TBD-1 · PBY-5 Catalina · PBY-5a Catalina · TBF-1C · BTD-1
Medium  B-10B · B-18A · B-34 · PV-2D · B-25J-1 · B-25J-20 · A-26C-45 · A-26C-45DT
Heavy  B-17E · B-17E/L · B-17G-60-VE · PB4Y-2 · B-24D-25-CO · B-29A-BN
Hydroplanes  OS2U-1 · OS2U-3 · PBM-1 "Mariner" · PBM-3 "Mariner"