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Vought SB2U Vindicator diving bomber

 

 

SB2U-3 Vindicator

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
SB2U-1 diving bomber 12/1937 - 7/1941 54 11/1943 Pratt & Whitney R-1535-96 engine (825 h. p.), 2 7.6-mm MG, 454 kg of bombs
SB2U-2 58 minor alterations
SB2U-3 57 R-1535-02 engine (825 h. p.), 2 - 5 12.7-mm MG, 454 kg of bombs, increased flight range

 

Modification SB2U-3

Wing span, m

12.80

Length, m

10.36

Height, m

3.12

Wings area, m2

28.33

Empty mass, kg

2555

Full flying-off mass, kg

4272
Engine 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1535-02
Power, h. p. 825
Maximal speed, km/h 391
Cruise speed, km/h 244
Flying range, km 1803
Vertical speed, m/s 5.4
Maximal altitude, m 7195
Complement 2
Armament (2 - 5) 12.7 MG, 454 kg of bombs

XSB2U-1 Vindicator

SB2U-2 Vindicator, 1939

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008