The Douglas SBD Dauntless was the US Navy’s main carrier-borne scout plane and dive–bomber, and was a good match in combat against the faster, but lightly armored Japanese fighters. Able to carry a substantial bomb load, the Dauntless proved to be very effective in sinking Japanese ships, and it earned glory during the famous Battle of Midway. The SBD–5 was the definitive model of the series, with an increased ammunition capacity and a more powerful engine than its predecessors had. It was also produced in a land-based variant, the A–24 Banshee.
Douglas SBD–5 Dauntless (Lee)
Major Christian C. Lee and his VMS-3 performed search, patrol, and convoy escort duties in the Caribbean until 1944.
Douglas A–24B Banshee (Ruet)
The GCB 1/18 “Vendee” harassed German forces retreating from the south of France from Summer 1944 to the end of the war.
Douglas SBD–5 Dauntless (Kirkendahl)
Lt. JG Kirkendahl flew in bombing squadron VB-16, aboard the USS Lexington, which fought in the Pacific war until 1944.
Designed to be used with the popular air combat game system created by Andrea Angiolino and Pier Giorgio Paglia, each WW2 Wings of Glory™ Airplane Pack is a ready-to-play model, painted and assembled, 100% compatible with any other WW2 Wings of Glory game product.
- One 1/200 scale model
- Flight stand with game stats
- 4 altitude stands
- Airplane card
- Maneuver cards
- Box Size: 4.72 x 3.94 x 1.97 in (12 x 10 x 5 cm)
- Box Weight: ~ 3.5 oz (0.1 kg)
In each pack you will find all you need to play with the airplane: a special base with gaming stats, a variable altitude flying stand, and a specific deck of maneuver cards.