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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-1 diving bomber 12/1942 - 1943 200 6/1949 Wright R-2600-8 engine (1700 h. p.), 4 12.7-mm and 2 7.6-mm MG, 725 kg of bombs
SB2C-1C 1943 - 1944 778 2 20-mm guns, 2 7.6-mm MG, 725 kg of bombs
SBF-1 50 ---
SBW-1 40 ---
SB2C-3 early1944 - 1944 1112 R-2600-20 engine (1900 h. p.)
SB2C-3E APS-4 radar
SBF-3 150 without radar
SBW-3 413 ---
SB2C-4 mid-1944 - 1945 2045 2 20-mm guns, 2 7.6-mm MG, 725 kg of bombs or 454-kg bomb and 4 127-mm rockets
SB2C-4E APS-4 radar
SBF-4E 100 ---
SBW-4E 270 ---
SB2C-5 2/1945 - 10/1945 970 without radar, fuel stowage increased
SBW-5 86 ---

 

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

XSB2C-1 Helldiver

SB2C-3 Helldiver

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008