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SBD-2 Dauntless Model, VMSB-241- Hobby Master HA0175

SBD-2 Dauntless Model, VMSB-241- Hobby Master HA0175 - click to enlarge
SBD-2 Dauntless Model, VMSB-241- Hobby Master HA0175 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA0175
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model

Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless – BuNo 2013, Major Lofton Henderson, VMSB-241, USMC, 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, eleven SB2U-3 Vindicators and sixteen SBD-2 Dauntless of VMSB-241 left Midway to intercept approaching Japanese aircraft carriers. The SBDs were first to arrive at the target and began to attack the carriers Kaga, Hiryu, Akagi and Soryu. The Dauntless were met by Japanese A6M2 Zeros and with Major Lofton Henderson’s SBD-2 leading the attack on the Hiryu he was the first target for the Zeros. Witnesses saw his aircraft wing burst into flames but he continued his attack. Henderson as well as gunner Pfc Lee Reininger perished.

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 diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an SBD-2 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 years

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