Plenty has been written on these iModeler pages about the history of the Douglas TBD-1 Devastator. Let’s just say that this wasn’t one of Douglas’s finer achievements. All fifteen TBD’s of VT-8 were shot down during the battle of Midway and o[...]
17,500 feet down, with 140 of her crew still aboard. Lost at the Battle of Santa Cruz, the last US fleet carrier lost in combat.
Also here is the first report:
Newsreel reveals raiders took off from USS Hornet (CV-8)
I finished the USS Hornet in January 2006. The kit leaves a lot to be wished for. The general shape of the hull is incorrect and the stem in particular is faulty and very clumsy. I strengthened it from the inside with pieces of scrap plastic and[...]