Douglas SBD Dauntless

May 25, 2016 PE Matt 0

In 1934 the US Navy ran several design competitions for new aircraft, among them one for a two-seat scout bomber. The entrants were the Brewster XSBA, the Vought XSB2U and the Northrop XBT, which eventually […]

Douglas B-18 Bolo

November 25, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Douglas B-18, later given the popular name ‘Bolo’, was designed in response to a 1934 request for a bomber to replace the Martin B-10 and B-12, which at the time made up the bulk […]

Douglas TBD-1 of VT-6

Douglas TBD Devastator

October 1, 2015 PE Matt 0

Ordered in 1934 along with a raft of other new carrier bomber aircraft, the Douglas TBD Devastator would go on to be the first all-metal monoplane aircraft flown by the US Navy. The prototype flew […]