Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast 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.Opening cockpit canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
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.
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This model of an SBD-2 Dauntless features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years