U.S. Navy Dive And Torpedo Bombers of WWII
- Review by: Dave Phipps
Author - Barrett Tillman & Robert L. Lawson
ISBN - 0-7603-0959-0
Copyright - 2001
- Soft Bound with 128 pages, index included.
This is a great little book loaded with information and photo's, B&W and Color, of Dive and Torpedo Bombers used by the U.S. Navy from the Curtiss SBC Helldiver and Douglas TBD Devastator up to and including late war designs such as the Grumman TB2F ( Which has an amazing resemblance to the S2F Tracker) and the XTB3F which became the AF-1 Guardian as well as later Boeing, Martin and Douglas designs. There is a brief in site in to each type aircraft, the campaigns they fought in and the crews that flew and maintained the aircraft. The last few pages delve in to the Patrol Bombers such as the PBY, PB4Y, PBJ, PBM and PV's of the Navy and Marine Corps. This is a nice book with plenty of photo's. Well worth adding to your library.
My Rating - ****1/2