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Title: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: 101tfs on July 30, 2020, 03:32:56 AM
https://www.mediafire.com/file/66jjqf46emq87ct/Skypirate.7z/file
(https://i.postimg.cc/28bzCYLf/Jul-30-2020-5-38-57-AM.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/mkmD5kWK/11948.jpg)
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https://www.mediafire.com/file/pkxsmeq97v6efo5/damage+textures.7z/file
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: SAS~Bombsaway on July 30, 2020, 08:24:46 AM
I'll take this on. It may take a bit as I need to install all my modding tools onto my new computer but I'll give her a slot.
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Vampire_pilot on July 30, 2020, 08:56:40 AM
this looks like a freaky Franken but it was areal prototype. Very interesting choice :D
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Griffon_301 on July 30, 2020, 09:08:47 AM
That bird is awesome!
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Robyfongaro on July 30, 2020, 09:31:01 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Douglas_XTB2D-1_landing_c1945.jpg)

It could carry up to 4 torpedoes

Nice plane.
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: KingTiger503 on July 30, 2020, 10:38:26 AM
XTB2D-1 AKA Skypirate (Also known as Devastator II) a Torpedo Bomber can fly but Too large for carrier Deck,



Best Regards KT503
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Griffon_301 on July 30, 2020, 11:47:47 AM
says who?
the SkyPirate was intended to operate from Essex and the new Midway class carriers, it just was too big for the CVL and CVE type carriers;
in the end, it was not needed, because the IJN had virtually ceased to exist and for existing bombing missions, the SB2Cs, TBMs and the Corsair and Hellcat fighter bombers were more than sufficient;
that same fact brought down the Boeing F8B and in the end, Douglas reconsidered what could be needed and came up with the far superior AD Skyraider, while Martin brought its AM Mauler into existence and these were the birds, that showed the way into the future of carrier attack aviation...
but its simply not true, that the SkyPirate was too big for existing large deck carriers, it was just conceived for a role that existing types, which were available in large numbers fit already very well...
bear in mind that only a few years after war, the huge AJ Savage (and the P2V Neptune during trials) was operating from Midway class decks....
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: SAS~Storebror on July 30, 2020, 11:17:55 PM
AM Mauler
Ah... the "Awful Monster" - what a beast!

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Griffon_301 on July 31, 2020, 03:03:35 AM
The Monster would be nice to have in game too... 😉
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Flanker27 on July 31, 2020, 05:47:14 AM
it looks really big for a single engine aircraft looked it up yesterday, iv got to wonder if a turboprop would have been a better option for it
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Robyfongaro on July 31, 2020, 09:10:39 AM
tho be honest, it was 1943, turbo props were still just an idea; there were some "prototypes", but the power output was way less than piston engines
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Flanker27 on July 31, 2020, 09:24:29 AM
ah ok i didnt know it was that early of a design
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Robyfongaro on July 31, 2020, 09:48:07 AM
the idea of putting a turboprop tho came when they designed the A2D Skyshark, which was essentially a Skyraider with a turboprop

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/Douglas_A2D-1_in_flight_1954.jpeg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Douglas_A2D_Skyshark_%2814216608969%29.jpg)
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Vampire_pilot on July 31, 2020, 09:54:16 AM
looks like something Paulus clobbered together... sorry ;)
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Griffon_301 on July 31, 2020, 11:40:34 AM
According to ear witnesses, the A2D was one of the loudest aircraft ever produced...
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Flanker27 on July 31, 2020, 12:03:53 PM
supersonic props like the bear bomber?
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: ben_wh on July 31, 2020, 07:09:13 PM
101tfs,

Thank you for sharing this interesting project. 

Though Griffon_301 has already pointed out that this was designed for the large carrier classes - Essex, Midway - it is still very intriguing that the designers decided to go with such wingspan for a carrier aircraft.  If the wikipedia figures are accurate, then this plane had longer wingspan than those of B-25 or Avro Lancaster.  The relatively slim fuselage further accentuates this impression.   

Cheers,
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Hubberranz on October 05, 2020, 07:29:47 PM
According to ear witnesses, the A2D was one of the loudest aircraft ever produced...
..perhaps, like the Ju-87, it was intended to terrorize the enemy!
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: Robyfongaro on October 06, 2020, 01:49:29 AM
According to ear witnesses, the A2D was one of the loudest aircraft ever produced...

Actually the loudest aircraft ever built was the Republic XF-84H Thunderscreech, aka the "Mighty Ear Banger". It is reported that it made the ground crews sick.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Republic_XF-84H_in_flight.jpg)


this is how it would have sounded like at 26.000 ft.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1WOnkiy5Kg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1WOnkiy5Kg)

And this is a small docu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx2F9PZlCqY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx2F9PZlCqY)
Title: Re: TB2D-1(need java work and own slot)
Post by: dsawan on May 09, 2021, 04:02:30 PM
friendly bump!