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|Subcategory||:||1:72 Hobby Master|
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This product was added to our database on Thursday 17 December 2015.
Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1:72 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box HA0171, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster
True 1/72 scale
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
Canopy can be displayed open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Designed as a light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, various versions of the Dauntless
served during the war with the US Marine Corps, Army and Navy. The US Military initially ordered
144 Douglas Dauntless SBD-1s with only 57 actually being produced; the remaining 87 were
modified to SBD-2 standards. The Douglas Dauntless was the workhorse of the US Navy in the
Pacific and was the only plane to fight in every major Pacific engagement. Production ended in
July 1944 with a total of 5,936 had been built in all versions.
The new Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless was found to be unacceptable by the USN because they
didn’t have self-sealing fuel tanks, no crew armor protection, poor fuel capacity limiting its range.
The SBD-1 was disposed of in the usual way, sent to the USMC. The SBD-1 was the first mono-
plane in Marine Corps service with Marine VMB-2 “Red Devils” being the first unit to receive them
in late 1940. In July 1941 VMB-2 became VMSB-232. SBD-1 BuNo. 1597 entered service in 1940
and was withdrawn from use on March 15, 1944.
Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless specifications
Role – Scout/Dive Bomber
Production – 57
Operator – USMC
Length – 32 ft 2 in
Wingspan – 41 ft 6 in
Height – 13 ft 7 in
Empty – 5,903 lb
Maximum – 9,790 lb
Engine – 1 x R-1820-32, 1,000 hp
Rate Of Climb – 1,730 fpm
Service Ceiling – 29,600 ft
Cruising – 142 mph
Maximum – 253 mph
Bombing – 860 miles
Scouting – 1,165 miles
Fixed – 2 x .30 Cal
Flexible – 1 x .30 Cal
Bombs – Maximum 1,200 lb
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