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Douglas SBD Dauntless

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Entering service before the war, it was the 54 SBD's of the Yorktown & Enterprise that helped win the battle of Midway by destroying 4 Japanese carriers. Some 5936 a/c of all variants were produced.

General:

Type: Dive Bomber

Crew: 2

Seating: 2

First Flight: July, 1935

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

33' 0"

12' 11"

41' 6"

6535 lbs.

9519 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Powerplant:

1

1350 hp 

Wright R-1820-66 Cyclone 9

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

773 miles

255 mph

185 mph

- ft/sec

25200 ft

Armament:

2x0.50cal fuselage mounted machine guns, 2x0.30cal rear machine gun, 1x1000 & 2x100 bombs

     

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