torpedo bomber

noun

Definition of torpedo bomber

: a military airplane designed to carry torpedoes

called also torpedo plane

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Hornet typically carried a mixed air group consisting of up to 72 aircraft including Wildcat fighters, SBD Dauntless dive bombers, and TBD Devastator torpedo bombers. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Explorers Discover the Wreck of the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet, Sunk in World War II," 12 Feb. 2019 The modest Hermes was just 600 feet long and carried just 15 Swordfish torpedo bombers. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "As It Begins Its Second Century, Is the Aircraft Carrier Obsolete?," 5 Nov. 2018 He was assigned to fly torpedo bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific theater. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 23 Apr. 2018 He was assigned to fly torpedo bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific theater. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 23 Apr. 2018 He was assigned to fly torpedo bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific theater. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 23 Apr. 2018 He was assigned to fly torpedo bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific theater. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 23 Apr. 2018 He was assigned to fly torpedo bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific theater. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 23 Apr. 2018 He was assigned to fly torpedo bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific theater. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "‘I thought I was done’: George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII," 23 Apr. 2018

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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