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Douglas SBD Dauntless diving bomber

 

 

SBD-3 Dauntless

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
SBD-5 diving bomber 1944 32 1949 2 seats, R-1820-60 engine (1200 h. p.), 2 12.7-mm and 2 7.6-mm MG, 816 kg of bombs, armor

 

Modification SBD-5

Wing span, m

12.65

Length, m

10.06

Height, m

3.94

Wings area, m2

30.19

Empty mass, kg

2940

Full flying-off mass, kg

4318
Engine 1 Wright R-1820-60
Power, h. p. 1200
Maximal speed, km/h 410
Cruise speed, km/h 298
Flying range, km 1244
Vertical speed, m/s 8.6
Maximal altitude, m 7680
Complement 2
Armament 2 12.7 MG, 2 7.6 MG, 816 kg of bombs (1 726-kg, 2 45-kg)

SBD-3 Dauntless

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009