In two early U.S. Navy engagements of World War II, the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway Island, the carrier based Dauntless dive bomber played an historic part in blunting the Japanese offensive that began at Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941. Fulfilling the attack role assigned to it at its conception, the SBD, operating from the decks of the carriers Lexington, Yorktown, Wasp, and Enterprise, mortally damaged the main units of the Japanese carrier fleet and set the stage for the ultimate Allied victory in the Pacific theatre. Not as well known is its impressive record for shooting down enemy aircraft when protecting the U.S. carrier from Japanese air strikes - prowess not expected of a dive-bomber. At wars end, the claim was made that the Dauntless SBD had sunk more enemy combatant tonnage than all other arms of the service combined.
Scale Fighters and Bombers
The worlds finest scale balsa model kits featuring true to life action parts such as movable flying surfaces, sliding canopies, retractable landing gear, and drop-able bombs. Kits can be built as beautiful scale shelf model or flown (rubber free flight or powered U-Control). Although the fuselages of these models are roomy enough to take simple R/C equipment, no instructions and diagrams are included or available.
Note: Parts for use with control line flying are no longer included with kit.
Quality scale balsa model aeroplane kits. These model construction kits have scale realism for the super detail fan and light weight for those who build and fly. Each model is a small but faithful replica of an aeroplane widely known for deeds in wartime or present day popularity.
- Scale is 1:16, Wingspan is 31.25in