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SBD-2 Dauntless Model, VMSB-241 - Hobby Master HA0212


SBD-2 Dauntless Model, VMSB-241 - Hobby Master HA0212 - click to enlarge
SBD-2 Dauntless Model, VMSB-241 - Hobby Master HA0212 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA0212
$249.95
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Description

Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Premium Collection

Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless – BuNo 2111, Richard Fleming and Eugene Card, White 2 of VMSB-241, U.S. Marine Corps, June 4, 1942, “Battle of Midway”

1:32 Scale.  Length: 12.4".  Wingspan: 15.5"



Limited production of approximately 350 models worldwide


On June 4, 1942 the Japanese fleet was spotted off Midway and 16 SBD-2s from VSMB-241 were launched to attack the Japanese carriers. The squadron commander was shot down so Richard Fleming and Eugene Card flying Dauntless White 2 took the lead. White 2 pressed on and flying at 400 feet released their bomb on the Hiryu. Card had been wounded but managed to continue shooting. When White 2 landed they counted 179 holes in the aircraft. The aircraft couldn’t be flown until repairs had been made.

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 die-cast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an SBD-2 Dauntless features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Working dive brakes, rudder & ailerons
  • Historically accurate pad printed graphics
  • Rotatable metal propeller
  • Removable engine cowling
  • Removable weapons
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with SBD Dauntless artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years


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