Douglas Dauntless SBD-4
      Douglas Dauntless SBD-4

      Douglas Dauntless SBD-4 Aircraft Model

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      A 1/72 scale diecast model aircraft of a Douglas Dauntless SBD-4.

      VMSB-223 'Sister', Guadalcanal 1943

      An American World War II scout plane and bomber aircraft, manufactured from 1940 through to 1944.

      Includes a free display stand.

      This model has a nose-to-tail length of 14cm (5.5") and a wingspan width of 18cm (7").

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      Douglas Dauntless SBD-4 Diecast Model

      This 1/72 scale diecast model aircraft represents the iconic Douglas Dauntless SBD-4, a renowned American World War II scout plane and bomber. This model features remarkable detail and craftsmanship, capturing the essence of the aircraft that served valiantly during the pivotal battles of the Pacific Theater.

      Model Dimensions & Specifications:

      • Scale: 1/72
      • Nose-to-Tail Length: 14cm (5.5 inches)
      • Wingspan Width: 18cm (7 inches)
      • Materials: Diecast Metal & ABS Plastic
      • Display: Includes a free display stand
      • Assembly: This is a ready-to-display model; no painting or assembly required

      The Douglas Dauntless SBD-4, often referred to as "Sister" by the VMSB-223 squadron, played a crucial role during the Guadalcanal campaign in 1943. As a versatile scout plane and bomber, the SBD-4 was instrumental in several key missions, providing vital reconnaissance and delivering precise bombing runs against enemy targets. Manufactured from 1940 to 1944, this aircraft was a testament to American engineering and resilience.

      Several variants of the Douglas Dauntless were produced, each with unique capabilities:

      • SBD-1: The initial production variant, primarily used for training and non-combat roles.
      • SBD-2: Featured increased fuel capacity and enhancements for longer-range missions.
      • SBD-3: Improved with self-sealing fuel tanks and better armor protection, making it more combat-resilient.
      • SBD-5: Equipped with a more powerful engine and increased bomb load capacity, it became one of the most produced variants.
      • SBD-6: The final production variant, incorporating all the refinements from previous versions, along with additional upgrades for better performance.

      The Douglas Dauntless SBD-4's historical significance is marked by its participation in numerous critical missions during World War II. Notably, it was a key player in the Battle of Midway, where it contributed to the decisive victory by sinking multiple Japanese aircraft carriers. The Dauntless's contributions to naval aviation and its impact on the course of the war are remembered with great respect. Its design advancements paved the way for future aircraft innovations, making it a celebrated model in military aviation history.

      Own a piece of aviation history with this meticulously crafted Douglas Dauntless SBD-4 diecast model. Perfect for collectors and enthusiasts alike, this aircraft model is a tribute to the brave pilots and the engineering marvels of World War II. Add this exquisite plane model to your collection today and let it inspire admiration and respect for the heroes of the past.

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      Model Scale
      1/72
      Material
      Zinc Alloy

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