Talk:Torpedo bomber

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Needs work.[edit]

This article could use some work; it doesn't have much cohesion, just a lot of little entries kind of thrown together, and it lacks relevant information and includes some not-very-relevant information. I deleted the following passage, as I don't see how it pertains to the article on "Torpedo bomber":

Pearl Harbor had an average depth of just 42 ft (13 m), a little more than Taranto. So the Imperial Japanese Navy took a very keen interest in the British victory at Taranto. The naval attaché in Berlin visited the harbour. The Japanese Government asked their Axis partner, Nazi Germany, to provide intelligence on Pearl Harbor. The German Abwehr asked their Yugoslav agent Dusan Popov to travel to Hawaii to prepare a report. Unbeknownst to the Germans Popov was a double agent working for the British under the code name Tricycle. British Intelligence sent Popov to meet the head of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover in Washington with a long list of questions, and the suggestion that he should travel to Hawaii and provide false data just as he did three years later for the D-Day Normandy landings. Hoover dismissed him from his office.[1]

It may be referenced, but I'd say it belongs in the article on Pearl Harbor, not the one on torpedo bombers.

I have also modified the sentence saying "most torpedo bombers are single engined" as it is untrue. Perhaps the most popularly-known torpedo bombers of WWII were single engined, but if you go through the List of torpedo bomber aircraft, you will see that a large number of them are multi-engine aircraft. Therefore, I have changed it to say "many" aircraft are single engined. .45Colt 04:35, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Agree, this article seems to be a good starting point but still needs rework. The lack of citations to references or sources used does not help. Regards, DPdH (talk) 09:29, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
    • ^ Jeffrey-Jones, Rhodri: A History of the CIA. Yale University Press. 2007. ISBN 0-300-11913-3