Douglas TBD-1 Devastator Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1937
Type: Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Douglas Aircraft Company - USA
Production Total: 130
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 3
Overall Length: 35.01 feet (10.67 meters)
Overall Width: 50.00 feet (15.24 meters)
Overall Height: 15.09 feet (4.60 meters)
Weight (Empty): 6,182 lb (2,804 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 10,192 lb (4,623 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-64 Twin Wasp radial piston engine developing 900 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 206 mph (331 kph; 179 knots)
Maximum Range: 435 miles (700 km)
Service Ceiling: 19,685 feet (6,000 meters; 3.73 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 720 feet-per-minute (219 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.62mm OR 1 x 12.7mm forward-fixed machine gun.
1 OR 2 x 7.62mm machine gun in rear gunners position.
1 x 1,200lb Mark XIII torpedo
1 x 1,000lb bomb
3 x 500lb bombs
12 x 100lb bombs
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
XTBD-1 - Single Prototype Example; fitted with Pratt & Whitney XR-1830-60 radial piston engine of 800 horsepower.
TBD-1 - Definitive Production Model; fitted with Pratt & Whitney R-1830-64 radial piston engine of 900 horsepower; 129 examples produced.
TBD-1A - One-Off Modification of TBD-1 production model featuring water floats.