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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation AC110
Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless Diecast Model
USMC VMSB-233, Sister, Guadalcanal Island, 1943

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless   5.5"   7"

Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 233 (VMSB-233) was originally formed on May 1, 1942 at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, Hawaii flying the SBD-4 Dauntless. They deployed overseas in December 1942 on board the seaplane tender USS Wright and first debarked at Espiritu Santo. From December 25, 1942 until February 8, 1943 they operated from Henderson Field on Guadalcanal as part of the Cactus Air Force.

Douglas SBD-4 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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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation

The Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Permanently retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Fixed, non-spinning plastic propellers.
  • No pilot figures.

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