In two early U.S. Navy engagements of World War 2, the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway Island, the carrier based Dauntless dive bomber played an historic pa ...Read more
In two early U.S. Navy engagements of World War 2, the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway Island, the carrier based Dauntless dive bomber played an historic part in blunting the Japanese offensive that began at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Fulfilling the attack role assigned to it at its conception, the SBD, operating from the decks of the carriers Lexington, Yorktown, Wasp, and Enterprise, mortally damaged the main units of the Japanese carrier fleet and set the stage for the ultimate Allied victory in the Pacific theatre. Not as well known is its impressive record for shooting down enemy aircraft when protecting the U.S. carrier form Japanese air strikes- prowess not expected of a dive-bomber. At war’s end, the claim was made that the Dauntless SBD had sunk more enemy combatant tonnage than all other arms of the service combined.
This is a Giant 3/4" Scale Balsa SBD-3 Dauntless Flying Model Kit from Guillow's.
For Experienced Modelers.
FEATURES: A balsa skeleton framework is assembled and covered with a tissue and dope finish.
Designed to be flown rubber powered, .049 free flight or .09 control line.
The fuselage is roomy enough to accept simple R/C equipment (with a .049-.07 engine) but instructions and diagrams for this are not included.
Makes a magnificent display piece if built as a non-flying model.
Operating bomb trapeze.
Retractable landing gear.
Moveable dive brakes.
Machine gun/access panel.
Movable tail surfaces.
Scale combat pilot figure.
Extremely detailed instructions on various sheets in kit.
INCLUDES: Decals; scale WWII plastic wheels; plastic nose cowl; hub and spinner; exhaust ports; twin machine guns; one large droppable bomb; two small fixed bombs; landing gear struts; tailwheel structure; clear bubble canopy; two-color cockpit interior; wide-blade prop; 6' rubber thread; light silkspan; die-cut balsa parts; clay for balancing model; reinforced wire landing gear; generous quantities of strip stock; plywood firewall; tip guide; bellcrank base; control line handle; pushrod wire; bellcrank; elevator horn; hinge material; nylon flying line; stock for all balsa tail surfaces.
Single Edge Razor Blades
SPECS: Scale: 3/4"
Wingspan: 31-1/4" (79.4cm)
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