Hobbymaster HA2215 SB2-C Helldiver White 62, VB-18, USS Intrepid, 1944
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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
Now in stock. Worldwide limited edition only 500 pieces.
Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA2215 SB2-C Helldiver White 62, VB-18, USS Intrepid, 1944. Buy online at Flying Tigers.
The SB2C Helldiver was commonly referred to as “The Beast” because of its size and rather poor handling characteristics. Even with new variants and upgrades the Helldiver never received the credit and respect it deserved. The most produced variant was the “4” with the SB2C-4E equipped with an AN/APS-4 radar pod mounted under the starboard wing for air search. It flew faster and further than the Avenger, except for range it beat the SBD in every category. Its cruising speed was only 2 mph slower than the famous Hellcat.
The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was designed to replace the Douglas SBD Dauntless as a shipboard dive bomber. However the original couple of variants were very deficient according to pilots. It took hundreds of changes and modifications such as a bigger engine, perforated dive flaps to obtain more accurate dive aiming. It wasn’t until the summer of 1944 when the SB2C-3 and October that year when the SB2C-4 arrived; that pilots were pleased with the performance. The Helldiver went on to destroy the more Japanese targets than any other USN dive bomber.
Model Code: HA2215
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