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Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless BuNo 1616, VMB-1, US Marine Corps, Quantico, 1940  HA0208

Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless BuNo 1616, VMB-1, US Marine Corps, Quantico, 1940 (Hobbymaster HA0208)

€ 169.95
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EU: incl. tax € 159.95
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Category:Aircraft Models
Subcategory:1:32 Hobby Master
Scale:1 : 32
Availability:No longer available from us.

This product was added to our database on Saturday 31 January 2015.

Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1:32 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 32, ISBN/Box HA0208, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster

Premium Collection
1/32 Scale airplanes
Limited Edition only 200 world-wide

Comes with metal stand
Movable rear gun
Working dive brakes, rudder & ailerons
Rotating metal propeller
Sliding canopy
Retractable undercarriage
Rolling wheels
Movable centerline bomb rack
Crew figures
Optional see-through engine cowling

L - 12.4 in (315mm)
W - 15.75 in (400mm)
H - 4.8 in (122mm)
Weight - 1.98 lb (900g)

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

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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