SBD Dauntless in Action (REPRINT)

Product code 9780897477734


Series In Action 10236

Publisher/Brand Squadron

Author David Doyle

Format a4L

No. Pages 80

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory WW2 US » WW2 US Aircraft

Availability Product out of stock and no longer available.


Also in this series:
product Publisher/Brand Series/scale Price €
A1 Skyraider in Action  (REPRINT) SQ10246A1 Skyraider in Action (REPRINT)SquadronIn Action 10246€ 21.06
A20 Havoc in Action (REISSUE) SQ10238A20 Havoc in Action (REISSUE)SquadronIn Action 10238€ 21.06
B26 Marauder in Action (UPDATED REISSUE) SQ10210B26 Marauder in Action (UPDATED REISSUE)SquadronIn Action 1210€ 21.06
B58 Hustler in Action (REISSUE) SQ10239B58 Hustler in Action (REISSUE)SquadronIn Action 10239€ 21.06
C130 Hercules SQ1047AviationOutletstore.com
C130 Hercules
SquadronIn Action 1047€ 11.47
F-16 Fighting Falcon In Action squ-10269F-16 Fighting Falcon In ActionSquadronIn Action 10269€ 21.97
F111 Aardvark in Action squ-10265F111 Aardvark in ActionSquadronIn Action 10265€ 21.06
PBY Catalina in Action SQ10232PBY Catalina in ActionSquadronIn Action 10232€ 21.06
TBD Devastator In Action squ-10271TBD Devastator In ActionSquadronIn Action 10271€ 33.90
US Navy UAV's  in action SQ1217US Navy UAV's in actionSquadronIn Action 1217€ 15.55
Product description

The Douglas SBD ('Scout Bomber Douglas') Dauntless was the U.S. Navy's chief carrier-borne scout plane and dive bomber from the middle of 1940 until the middle of 1944. In addition, U.S. Marine units flew the Dauntless from aircraft carriers and bases on land, and the U.S. Army Air Force also operated its own version of the plane. Most remembered for the deadly blows it inflicted on Japanese aircraft carriers at the battle of Midway in June 1942, the SBD Dauntless boasted long range, good handling, and toughness. The land-based Army version of the aircraft, which omitted the arrestor hook, was dubbed the A-24 Banshee. Though design work on the Dauntless began in the mid-1930s, Germany's impressive use of Stuka dive bombers at the start of the war in Europe further brought home the need for an effective dive bomber in U.S. service. The Dauntless SBD-2 version saw combat from the very first day of the war for the United States, two of the aircraft being destroyed at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Other SBD-2s took part in combat through the Battle of Midway in 1942. Truly combat capable, the SBD-3 saw action – and considerable success – at the Battle of the Coral Sea, Midway, and the Eastern Solomon Islands. In the Atlantic it took part in Operation Torch. Becoming operational in late 1942, the SBD-4 served aboard the USS Independence at Marcus, Wake, and Tarawa late in 1943. Meanwhile the U.S. Army Air Force made use of its version of the aircraft – the A-24A Banshee, first deployed in June of 1941. U.S. allies France, beginning in 1943, and Mexico, starting in 1944, also received the A-24B model. Lavishly illustrated with 200 photos, detailed line drawings and color profiles. 80 pages



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com