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SBD-5 Dauntless Model, US Navy, VB-16 - Hobby Master HA0165

SBD-5 Dauntless Model, US Navy, VB-16 - Hobby Master HA0165 - click to enlarge
SBD-5 Dauntless Model, US Navy, VB-16 - Hobby Master HA0165 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless - VB-16, USS Lexington, US Navy, 1943

1:72 Scale.  Length: 5.5".  Wingspan: 7"

US Navy VB-16 consisted of 36 Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless's operating from the USS Lexington from September 1943 to June 1944. Starting in June 1943 the SBD-5's carried the new tri-color national insignia with a red outline and false gun ports painted on the wings front leading edges However in mid-September 1943 the red outline slowly began to be replaced by insignia blue. In November 1943 the U.S. Marines began their assault on the Gilbert Islands and the SBD-5s of VB-16 took part with some still wearing the tri-color insignia.

The Douglas SBD Dauntless was the main dive bomber of the US Navy from mid-1940 to 1944 when it was supplanted, although not entirely replaced, by the SB2C Helldiver. The Dauntless was used in every major Pacific conflict including the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944. A total of 5,936 SBDs were produced.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal components and some plastic parts

This model of an SBD Dauntless by Hobby Master features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotating propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft

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