Torpedo Bomber

A torpedo bomber is a bomber aircraft designed primarily to attack ships with aerial torpedoes, but which could also carry out conventional bombings. Torpedo bombers existed almost exclusively prior to and during World War II when they were an important element in many famous battles, notably the British attack at Taranto and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The introduction of improved weapons that could be carried by conventional bombers, notably anti-shipping missiles, and the vulnerability of torpedo bombers during the attack, led to the type's disappearance almost immediately after the war.

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... an official requirement for a seaplane to carry a Mark IX torpedo ... When the torpedo bomber went into production, it was powered by a 320 hp (238 kW) Cossack engine which was the origin of the name the Type 320 ... At the same time as Shorts was designing the 310 Type A torpedo bomber, it produced a similar design for a patrol floatplane, powered by the same Cossack engine and ...
Blackburn Shark - Variants
... B-3 Torpedo-bomber prototype ... Shark Mk I Two or three-seat torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft for the Royal Navy ... Shark Mk II Two or three-seat torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft for the Royal Navy and RCAF ...
Vickers Vildebeest - Variants
... I Type 244 - Initial production version, a two-seat torpedo-bomber powered by a 600 hp (448 kW) Bristol Pegasus IM3 engine ... Vildebeest Mark III Type 267 - Three seat torpedo-bomber ... Type 245 Vildebeest Series IX, Torpedo bomber for Spanish Navy, powered by 600 hp (448 kW) Hispano-Suiza 12L water cooled V-12 engine ...
USS Bowers (DE-637) - Service History - World War II
... USS Ashtabula was hit by a Japanese torpedo bomber while underway off Samar on 24 October ... That day, a single torpedo bomber attacked Bowers and USS Gendreau, but the latter escort shot down the offending plane before it could do any damage ... The next day, Bowers' gunners shot down another torpedo bomber ...