|Hobby Master 1/32 PREMIUM COLLECTION Air Power Series
Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless
flown by CDR Howard Young,
Commander of the Enterprise Air Group, Pearl Harbor
1/32 Scale airplanes
Limited Edition world-wide
Movable rear gun
Working dive brakes, rudder &
Engine cowling can be removed
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 December 7, 1941 Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless Bu.No. 2162 piloted by CDR Howard Young who
was the Commander of the Enterprise Air Group led 18 SBD’s from the USS Enterprise to Ford
Island and unfortunate timing found their arrival in the middle of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Not only were they being shot at by Japanese planes but friendly fire was a large threat.
Unfortunately five SBD’s were lost with the others landing safely. CDR Howard Young led other
attacks including Wake Island and later became a Rear Admiral.
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
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