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SB2C-4E Helldiver Model, U.S. Navy, VB-87 - Hobby Master HA2213


SB2C-4E Helldiver Model, U.S. Navy, VB-87 - Hobby Master HA2213 - click to enlarge
SB2C-4E Helldiver Model, U.S. Navy, VB-87 - Hobby Master HA2213 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA2213
$79.95
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Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Curtiss SB2C-4E Helldiver – VB-87, USS Ticonderoga, U.S. Navy, May 1945

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



Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide


On January 21, 1945 aircraft from the USS Ticonderoga, accompanied by other units, attacked Taiwan, Pescadores and Sakishima Gunto where the Ticonderoga was badly damaged by two Japanese Kamikaze aircraft and returned to port for repairs. In May 1945 the USS Ticonderoga with VB-87 onboard returned to join the battle and on May 17, 1945 VB-87 and other squadrons struck the Marshall Islands. From May 28 – May 31, 1945 USS Ticonderoga’s aircraft took part in raids on Okinawa and the Ryuku Islands. VB-87 was assigned to the USS Ticonderoga from early May until September 1945.

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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