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Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series HA0209
Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless Diecast Model
USMC VMSB-241, White 6, USS Lexington, Battle of Midway, June 4th 1942

Limited Edition

1:32 Scale   Length   Width
Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless   12.5"   15.75"


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Originally Douglas SBD-2 BuNo 2106 belonged to VB-2 aboard USS Lexington. It survived the Pearl Harbor attack and in April 1942 was reassigned to VMSB-241. On June 4, 1942 VMSB-241 launched sixteen SBDs to attack Japanese carriers. Only eight SBDs returned and 2106, riddled with 219 bullet holes was one of them. The aircraft was repaired and sent to a training unit in Illinois. On June 11, 1943 the aircraft was ditched into Lake Michigan, in 1994 salvaged, restored and on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.

Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".

Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless

First flown in 1938, The Douglas SBD Dauntless was the United States Navy's main dive-bomber during World War II. The Dauntless featured "Swiss cheese" flapsódive brakes punched with 3-inch holes, which helped it achieve pinpoint accuracy when diving to the target. The cockpit accommodated the pilot, who doubled as the bombardier and manned a fixed-forward gun. The rear cockpit contained a machine gun and played a major defensive role. During the Battle of Midway, SBD dive-bomber attacks fatally damaged all four of the Japanese aircraft carriers, and heavily damaged two cruisers.

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Hobby Master's 1:32 scale SBD Dauntless is a large model packed with features. The cockpit interior is exceptionally rich in detail; the instrument panel, scale flight controls, and side mounted equipment and control panels are beautifully recreated. The free-spinning metal propeller can be removed, which allows the cowling to also be removedórevealing a finely-detailed Wright R-1820 radial engine. All control surfaces are movable and the speed brakes can be fully deployed for a dive-bombing run. The center-mounted bomb can be displayed in a swung position when the model is mounted to a display stand, and the main landing gear is hinged, allowing for easy gear configurations.

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Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:32 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:32 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Optional extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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