|Hobby Master 1/32 PREMIUM COLLECTION Air Power Series
Douglas SBD-3 "Dauntless"
BuNo 3315, Black 16 of Scouting 71,VS-71 USS Wasp (CV-7),
1/32 Scale airplanes
Limited Edition world-wide
Movable rear gun
Working dive brakes, rudder &
Engine cowling can be removed
Optional transparent engine
Rotating metal propeller
Movable centerline bomb rack
Bombs under each wing
Realistic looking crew
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 Douglas was the only plane to fight in
every major Pacific engagement. The SBD-3, sarcastically nicknamed “Speedy Three”, entered
service in March 1941 with production ending in July 1944, by which time a total of 5,936 had been
built in all versions.
On August 25, 1942 Douglas SBD-3 BuNo. 03315 “Black 16” from Scouting 71 aboard the USS
Wasp (CV-7) was flown by two different pilots that day. The aircraft was used to down three
Japanese aircraft on the 25th. During the morning flight Lt(jg) Chester V. Zalewski downed two Aichi
E13A “Jake” floatplanes. In the afternoon “Black 16” was piloted by Lt. Morris R. Doughty on an anti-
shipping sortie when he downed a Kawanishi H8K “Emily”. The three red stars mark the events of
Length: 32 ft., 8 in.
Height: 13 ft., 7 in.
Wingspan: 41ft., 6 in.
Empty: 6,345 lb.
Gross: 10,400 lb.
One 1,000 horsepower Wright R-1820-52 engine
Maximum Speed: 250 M.P.H.
Maximum Range with Bomb Load: 1,345 miles
Service Ceiling: 27,100 ft.
Pilot and gunner/radio operator
Two fixed forward-firing .50-in. guns,
Two flexible-mounted rear-firing .30-in. guns,
1,200 lb. of ordnance
|MODEL COMES WITH
AN OPTIONAL TRANSPARENT COWLING
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