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The XSB2D-1 prototype in flight, 1943.  Only two were built.  This was the prototype that was developed into the BTD Destroyer.XSB2D-1 Destroyer prototype on a test flight, 1943.
The XSB2D-1 prototype in flight, 1943. Only two were built. This was the prototype that was developed into the BTD Destroyer.XSB2D-1 Destroyer prototype on a test flight, 1943.
XSB2D-1 Destroyer prototype taking off on a test flight, 1943.SBD-4 & SBD-5 Dauntlesses join USAAF as A-24A Banshees at Douglas Aircraft Co’s El Segundo Plant, Mar 16 1943. Note two experimental XSB2D-1 torpedo bomber prototypes against the back fence 3 weeks before its maiden flight.
XSB2D-1 Destroyer prototype taking off on a test flight, 1943.SBD-4 & SBD-5 Dauntlesses join USAAF as A-24A Banshees at Douglas Aircraft Co’s El Segundo Plant, Mar 16 1943. Note two experimental XSB2D-1 torpedo bomber prototypes against the back fence 3 weeks before its maiden flight.
Broadside view of a Douglas BTD Destroyer during a test flight in the Chesapeake Bay area, United States, 25 Jul 1944.Head on view of a Douglas BTD Destroyer showing some of its unusual shapes during a test flight in the Chesapeake Bay area, United States, 25 Jul 1944.
Broadside view of a Douglas BTD Destroyer during a test flight in the Chesapeake Bay area, United States, 25 Jul 1944.Head on view of a Douglas BTD Destroyer showing some of its unusual shapes during a test flight in the Chesapeake Bay area, United States, 25 Jul 1944.
BTD-1 Destroyer aircraft at rest, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, circa 1945
BTD-1 Destroyer aircraft at rest, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, circa 1945
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