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TBD-1 Devastator aircraft 6-T-4 of Torpedo Squadron 6 dropped a Mark XIII torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, 20 Oct 1941

Caption   TBD-1 Devastator aircraft 6-T-4 of Torpedo Squadron 6 dropped a Mark XIII torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, 20 Oct 1941 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-19230-B
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 20 Jun 2007

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
20 Nov 2010 10:20:37 AM

TBD-1 of VT-6 dropping its Bliss Leavitt Mk. 13 torpedo. The weapon weighed one ton and was 15 ft long, 18 inches in diameter. Torpedo could not be dropped at speeds above 140mph, and a loaded TBD could barely exceed that speed.

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