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Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series HA0215
Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless Diecast Model
USN VB-16, White 45, USS Lexington, 1943

Limited Edition

1:32 Scale   Length   Width
Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless   12.5"   15.75"

In June 1943 USN aircraft began wearing a new tricolor national insignia with a red surround as well as false gun ports painted on the wing leading edges. Between September 1943 and June 1944 VB-16 flew from USS Lexington. On September 18, 1943 VB-16 took part in the raids on the Gilbert Islands, raids on Tarawa and Wake in the fall. On December 4, 1943 VB-16 was part of a large raid on Kwajalein Atoll in an effort to soften the Japanese strong hold prior to the actual invasion in early 1944.

Douglas SBD-5 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" flaps-dive 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 removed - revealing 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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