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aminx
10-08-2004, 08:16 AM
Since we have just seen the final list of planes AI and flyable, can someone with experience please answer my question,
aminx

Stuntie
10-08-2004, 02:43 PM
The TBD Devestator, sadly not even on the list yet.

It fought at Corel Sea and helped "scratch one Flat top".
They fought at Midway but suffered horrendous losses.

Also at Midway were the first of the new Grumman Avengers (6 planes of VT-8 on Midway itself). Given the TBD losses at Midway, and the large numbers of Avengers coming on line, the TBD was soon withdrwan from front line service.

It was slow and obsolete, and equppped with early war torpedoes of dubious quality, but was there when needed. And was flown by real heroes into the storm of shot and shell whenever asked.

Had the USN been better able to co-ordinate Dive and Torpedo attacks it could have gone out as one of the heroes of Midway. Sadly it will always be remembered for being the sacrifical lambs that drew the fighter escort down allowing the SBD's to dive unmolested.

Nimits
10-08-2004, 07:11 PM
I guess we will be fighting Coral Sea nd Midway without a TBD for the time being? (They better not try sticking a TBF in its place . . .)

I had thought it was on the list of ai non-flyables.

Burnin_777_AVG
10-08-2004, 09:00 PM
I already posted this. TBD was not completed in time to be included until a patch. It will be AI. Relax.

BV

civildog
10-08-2004, 09:59 PM
This will tell you about the only survivor of Torpedo 8 at the battle. Lt. Gay was shot down while attacking his target and was rescued after the battle.

He flew the TBF Vindicator which sadly we are not able to fly in the game.

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq81-8c.htm

Jungmann
10-08-2004, 10:13 PM
CivilDog--not to be picky, but Gay flew the late, unlamented TBD at Midway.

aminx
10-08-2004, 11:25 PM
sorry this is a double post, reffer to other post for discussion.
aminx

civildog
10-09-2004, 12:31 AM
Jungmann: Yeah, yeah...you say tomato I say tomatoe.

Seriously, though you're right. I sometimes type faster than I think, or is it the other way around? Dagnabbitt! We need torpedo planes in this sim!!! How are we expected to fight Midway and Pearl without them?

FI.Snaphoo
10-09-2004, 12:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CivilDog:
Jungmann: Yeah, yeah...you say tomato I say tomatoe.

Seriously, though you're right. I sometimes type faster than I think, or is it the other way around? Dagnabbitt! We need torpedo planes in this sim!!! How are we expected to fight Midway and Pearl without them? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Very carefully?

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I believe (from what I've read) that they're on their way.