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torpedo bomber

aircraft designed to launch torpedoes. In about 1910 the navies of several countries began to experiment with torpedo launching from low-flying aircraft, usually seaplanes. The first effective use of this technique occurred on Aug. 12, 1915, when a British Short Type 184 seaplane sank a Turkish vessel in the Dardanelles. Other navies' torpedo planes also had some success during World War I.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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