HA0215 Hobbymaster Douglas SBD-5 “Dauntless” White 45, VB-16, USS Lexington, 1943
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Hobbymaster 1/32nd scale
Douglas SBD-5 "Dauntless"
1/32 Scale airplanes
Limited Edition world-wide
Movable rear gun
Working dive brakes, rudder &
Engine cowling can be removed
Optional transparent engine
Rotating metal propeller
Movable centerline bomb rack
Bombs under each wing
Realistic looking crew
New to pre-order. Limited edition only 250 pieces worldwide.
Hobbymaster 1/32nd scale HA0215 Douglas SBD-5 “Dauntless” White 45, VB-16, USS Lexington, 1943. Buy online now at Flying Tigers.
Designed as a light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, various versions of the Dauntless served during the war with the US Marine Corps, Army and Navy. The Douglas was the only plane to fight in every major Pacific engagement. The SBD-3, sarcastically nicknamed “Speedy Three”, entered service in March 1941 with production ending in July 1944, by which time a total of 5,936 had been built in all versions.
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
Model Code: HA0215