Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series HA0212 Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless ˘Battle of Midway÷ BuNo 2111, flown by Richard Fleming and Eugene Card, White 2 of VMSB-241, 4th June 1942.
1:32nd. Scale Scale Diecast Model, Size: 15.75" Wingspan, 12.5" Long, Limited Edition world-wide Features Movable rear gun Working dive brakes, rudder & ailerons Engine cowling can be removed Optional transparent engine cowling included Rotating metal propeller Sliding canopy Retractable undercarriage Rolling wheels Movable centerline bomb rack Realistic looking crew L - 12.4 in (315mm) W - 15.75 in (400mm) H - 4.8 in (122mm) Weight - 1.98 lb (900g), Display Stand NOT Included.
Designed as a light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, various versions of the Dauntless served during WWII with the US Marine Corps, Army and Navy. The Douglas Dauntless was the workhorse of the US Navy in the Pacific. The Dauntless dive-bomber was the only plane to fight in every major Pacific engagement and because of the battles and the courage of the men that flew them, this plane became one of the most successful designs of WWII with 5,936 having been built in all versions.
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 couldnĂt be flown until repairs had been made.
OCTOBER 2022 RELEASE
|Size:||15.75" Wingspan & 12.5" Long|
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