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    WW2 Torpedo Bombers

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/6/2015

    While their kind is no more, Torpedo Bombers of World War 2 ultimately proved critical in winning control of the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean.





    There are a total of (42) World War 2 Torpedo Bomber Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1944
    Aichi B7A Ryusei (Grace)
    The Aichi-produced B7A "Ryusei" (translated to "Shooting Star" and nicknamed "Grace" by the Allies) ... [Read More]
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    1940
    Aichi D3A (Val)
    The D3A series of aircraft (dubbed "Val" by the Allies) were thought to be all but extinct when the ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Aichi M6A Seiran
    This oft-forgotten Aichi aircraft design was classified as an attack floatplane, designed exclusivel... [Read More]
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    1937
    Arado Ar 195
    The Arado Ar 195 was prototype design intended for operations from Germany's first aircraft carrier ... [Read More]
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    1934
    Blackburn Baffin
    The Blackburn Baffin was nothing more than a Pegasus-engined evolution of the Blackburn Ripon bomber... [Read More]
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    1929
    Blackburn Ripon
    The Blackburn concern was founded in 1914 by aviation engineer Robert Blackburn as the "Blackburn Ae... [Read More]
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    1940
    Bristol Beaufighter
    The twin-engine Bristol Beaufighter (known simply as "Beau") heavy fighter became a national wartime... [Read More]
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    1940
    Bristol Beaufort
    The Bristol Beaufort enjoyed a strong run between the war years of 1940-1943 as the primary British ... [Read More]
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    1941
    CAC Woomera (A23)
    The CAC A23 "Woomera" was a short-lived dive bomber/torpedo bomber of Australian design during World... [Read More]
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    1936
    CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
    Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico ("CANT") was responsible for the excellent Italian floatplane design... [Read More]
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    1944
    Consolidated Vultee TBY Sea Wolf
    The story of the Consolidated Vultee TBY "Sea Wolf" began with competitor Vought who earned a single... [Read More]
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    1942
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Discussions of war-winning World War 2 aircraft regularly seem to leave out one of the most famous a... [Read More]
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    1938
    Dornier Do 22
    The Dornier Do 22 was a German-designed and produced three-man floatplane. It was produced in German... [Read More]
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    1944
    Douglas BTD Destroyer
    The awkward-looking Douglas BTD Destroyer was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company for use on A... [Read More]
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    1937
    Douglas TBD Devastator
    The Douglas TBD Devastator was classified as a torpedo bomber and served in the early half of World ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Douglas XTB2D Skypirate
    Throughout World War 2 (1939-1945), the United States Navy pushed its ever-growing stable of carrier... [Read More]
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    1940
    Fairey Albacore
    As effective and well-liked as the Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber was for the Royal Navy's Fleet Ai... [Read More]
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    1943
    Fairey Barracuda
    The Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) attempted to replace its aging Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo b... [Read More]
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    1945
    Fairey Spearfish
    Fairey Aviation, founded as early as 1915, had been designing, developing and building warplanes sin... [Read More]
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    1936
    Fairey Swordfish
    The Fairey Swordfish was one of the unsung heroes of the Second World War. With Britain seemingly fi... [Read More]
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    1938
    Fieseler Fi 167
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    1939
    Fokker T.VIII
    Prior to the German invasion of the Netherlands in World War 2, the Dutch maintained a relatively he... [Read More]
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    1942
    Grumman TBF Avenger
    Destined never to win beauty contests, the Grumman TBF Avenger series of aircraft would go down as o... [Read More]
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    1935
    Heinkel He 111
    The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 fielded a trio of capable (though eventually limited) medium-cla... [Read More]
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    1939
    Heinkel He 115
    By all accounts, the He 115 series of floatplane aircraft was regarded as the finest such aircraft i... [Read More]
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    1935
    Heinkel He 59
    Because of the restrictions heaped upon Germany after the close of World War 1 (1914-1918), its mili... [Read More]
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    1937
    Ilyushin IL-4
    In many ways the Ilyushin-brand IL-4 was a "forgotten" bomber of the Second World War - at least in ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Junkers Ju 88
    The Junkers Ju 88 formed a third of the German Luftwaffe medium bomber triad of World War 2 (1939-19... [Read More]
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    1945
    Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK
    The "escort carrier" was adopted by the United States Navy during World War 2 (1939-1945) to provide... [Read More]
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    1938
    Latecoere 298
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    1942
    Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon
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    1940
    Mikoyan-Gurevich DIS (MiG-5)
    Nearly all world air services of the interwar period entertained the concept of a twin-engined "heav... [Read More]
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    1936
    Mitsubishi G3M Rikko (Nell)
    The Mitsubishi G3M "Rikko" (codenamed "Nell" by the Allies) was a frontline, twin-engine medium bomb... [Read More]
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    1941
    Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
    Like most of Imperial Japan's aircraft in the early stages of World War 2, the Mitsubishi G4M (coden... [Read More]
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    1941
    Nakajima B5N (Kate)
    By 1941, the B5N series of torpedo bombers were considered the best of their type anywhere in the wo... [Read More]
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    1943
    Nakajima B6N Tenzan (Jill)
    The torpedo bomber was born in the period preceding World War 1 (1914-1918) and had advanced conside... [Read More]
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    1941
    Northrop N-3PB Nomad
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    1936
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk)
    The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero series of tri-engined bombers was the best bomber for the Itali... [Read More]
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    1941
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.84
    With the arrival of World War 2 in September 1939, many existing aircraft of all types were pressed ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
    Russian aviation engineer Andrei Tupolev would lend his surname to a plethora of Soviet-era aircraft... [Read More]
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    1937
    Vickers Wellesley
    The Vickers Wellesley was one of two aircraft submitted by the Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd company to ful... [Read More]
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    1944
    Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances)
    The twin-engine combat platform proved popular with the forces of the Japanese Empire during World W... [Read More]
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