Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series HA0214 Douglas SBD-5 "Dauntless" White 39, Lt. Cook Cleland, VB-16, USS Lexington, Battle of Philippine Seas, June 1944. 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.
In June 1944 Bombing 39 (VB-16) was onboard USS Lexington with 34 SBD “Dauntless” aircraft. Lt. Cook “Cookie” Cleland and rear gunner W.J Hisler flying SBD White 39 began to attack a Japanese Betty bomber. Cleland used his 7.9mm cowling machine gun and damaged the Betty’s engine while trying to avoid the Betty’s 20mm tail machine gun. Next Cleland pulled up beside the Betty and its waist gunner and Hisler began to exchange fire so Cleland pulled out front so Hisler could shoot the crew and bring down the Betty.
MARCH 2024 RELEASE
|Size:||15.75" Wingspan & 12.5" Long|
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