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SB2C-4E Helldiver Model, U.S. Navy, VB-84 - Hobby Master HA2212

SB2C-4E Helldiver Model, U.S. Navy, VB-84 - Hobby Master HA2212 - click to enlarge
SB2C-4E Helldiver Model, U.S. Navy, VB-84 - Hobby Master HA2212 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA2212
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Curtiss SB2C-4E Helldiver – VB-84, USS Bunker Hill, U.S. Navy, Tokyo Raids, February 1945

1:72 Scale.  Length: 6".  Wingspan: 8.25"

Limited production of approximately 750 models worldwide

On February 16 1945, as part of a 116 ship task force, USS Bunker Hill was anchored 60 miles off shore from Japan and began launching its Helldivers and other aircraft against airfields and engine factories around Tokyo. Hopefully this would distract the enemy and make it impossible for Japan to send aircraft to repel the US Marine landing on Iwo Jima on February 19th. These strikes lasted for seven days and destroyed 500 enemy aircraft as well as factories and several ships. The United States lost 88 aircraft of which two were Helldivers from VB-84.

The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was a carrier-based dive-bomber aircraft produced for the U.S Navy during World War II. It was developed as a replacement for the SBD Dauntless. The SB2C was first flown on December 18, 1940 but, because of production delays due to design changes, it did not make its combat debut until November 11, 1943 with U.S. Navy squadron VB-17 on the USS Bunker Hill. The SB2C was sometimes referred to as “the Beast”, because of its size and rather poor handling characteristics. In spite of its problems, the aircraft was flown through the last two years of the Pacific war with a fine combat record. A total of 7,140 SB2Cs were built in several variants. It remained in active service with the U.S. Navy until 1947 and with U.S. Navy Reserve units until 1950.

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 and some plastic components.

This model of a SB2C-4 Helldiver features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable weapons
  • 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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