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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 HA0172, 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.
Originally activated as VB-6M the unit was re-designated VMB-1 in 1937. In late 1940 VMB-1 was
the second Marine unit to receive the new Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless. Because mid-1940 was a
relatively quiet period for the Marines VMB-1 its 19 SBD-1s were stationed at Quantico, Virginia
learning the intricacies of the new aircraft and learning amphibious assault support tactics. On
July 1, 1942 they were once again re-designated as VMSB-132. SBD-1 BuNo. 1616 at Chula
Vista, California on August 10, 1942.
Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless specifications
Role Scout/Dive Bomber
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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