Trumpeter 1/32 Kit #2244 SBD-3 "Dauntless" Midway ( Clear Edition)
A new and sealed Trumpeter kit #2244. What's special about this kit is that it includes clear fuselage parts to show the fantastic detail of the cockpit and engine. Also included are markings for 2 aircraft as flown off of the USS Yorktown during the Battle of Midway.
WWII US-built dive bomber kit features highly detailed cockpit and engine, separate control surfaces and flaps, segmented canopy, transparent cowling and fuselage, vinyl tires, film instruments and photo-etch details. Decals for 2 aircraft assigned to USS Yorktown in June, 1942: S-9 of VS-5 and B-10 of VB-3.
The Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber became a mainstay of the Navy's air fleet in the Pacific, with the lowest loss ratio of any U.S. carrier-based aircraft. Douglas delivered a total of 5,936 SBD/A-24s between 1940 and the end of production in July 1944. The SBD Dauntless featured "Swiss cheese" flaps — dive brakes punched with 3-inch holes — so that it could achieve pinpoint accuracy by diving to the target, dropping the bomb and then pulling out of the near-vertical dive. In addition to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Army Air Forces, the Dauntless served forces in New Zealand and Mexico. The first enemy ship sunk by the U.S. Navy in World War II is credited to a Dauntless from the USS Enterprise. The diving Dauntless went on to destroy 18 enemy warships, including a battleship and six carriers. The SBD-3, which appeared in March 1941, had O5Os in the cowling. Self-sealing tanks were introduced, as well as protective armor, and the engine was the 1,000 hp R-1820-52.
- Painting and assembly required
- Photo-etched parts
- 17 sprues
- Clear parts
- Film instrument panel
- Includes instructions