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Curtiss SB2C Helldiver diving bomber

 

 

SB2C-4 Helldiver

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
SB2C-5 diving bomber 1950 30 1954 2 seats, Wright R-2600-20 engine (1900 hp), 2 20mm guns, 2 7.6mm MG, 725 kg of bombs or 454-kg bomb and 4 127-mm rockets

 

Modification

SB2C-4

Wing span, m

15.16

Length, m

11.18

Height, m

4.01

Wings area, m2

39.20

Empty mass, kg

4784

Full flying-off mass, kg

7537

Engine 1 Wright R-2600-20
Power, h. p. 1900
Maximal speed, km/h 457
Cruise speed, km/h 254
Flying range, km 1876
Vertical speed, m/s  
Maximal altitude, m 8870
Complement 2
Armament 2 20 guns, 2 7.6 MG, 725 kg of bombs or 454-kg bomb and 4 127-mm rockets

SB2C-3 Helldiver

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009