Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless – 25

The Douglas SBD Dauntless was a World War II American naval scout plane and dive bomber that was manufactured by Douglas Aircraft from 1940 through 1944. The SBD (“Scout Bomber Douglas”) was the U.S. Navy’s main carrier-borne scout plane and dive bomber from mid-1940 through mid-1944. The SBD was also flown by the U.S. Marine Corps, both from land air bases and aircraft carriers. The SBD is best remembered as the bomber that delivered the fatal blows to the Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway in June 1942.

During its combat service, the SBD was an excellent naval scout plane and arguably the world’s best dive bomber. It possessed long range, good handling characteristics, maneuverability, potent bomb load capacity, great diving characteristics, defensive armament and ruggedness.

About This Subject
Recovered from Lake Michigan, complete restoration photographed at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola Florida. General shots of airframe, detail shots, no cockpit pics.

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Number of Images: 35
Resolution: 1200 dpi
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