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SBD-3 Dauntless Model, USN, LCDR McClusky - Hobby Master HA0174

SBD-3 Dauntless Model, USN, LCDR McClusky - Hobby Master HA0174 - click to enlarge
SBD-3 Dauntless Model, USN, LCDR McClusky - Hobby Master HA0174 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA0174
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless – LCDR C. Wade McClusky, VB-6, USS Enterprise, U.S. Navy, June 4, 1942, Battle of Midway

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

Limited production of approximately 600 models worldwide

On June 4, 1942 U.S. Navy LCDR C. Wade McClusky led aircraft to locate the Japanese Fleet off Midway Island. When they arrived the enemy had left so McClusky made a history altering decision. He correctly guessed where the Japanese fleet had moved to and his Group attacked and sank two aircraft carriers. Two Zeros attacked McClusky’s SBD Dauntless and his gunner W.G. Chochalousek managed to down one of them but 55 bullets ripped through the Dauntless wounding McClusky but not harming the gunner. McClusky nursed his aircraft back to the USS Enterprise and was later awarded the Navy Cross.

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 is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with precision-tooled die-cast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an SBD-3 Dauntless features:

  • Opening cockpit canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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