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Curtiss SBC Helldiver reconnaissance plane - diving bomber

 

 

SBC-4 Helldiver

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
SBC-3 recon - diving bomber 7/1937 - 3/1939 83 1941 Pratt & Whitney R-1535-82 engine (700 h. p.)
SBC-4 3/1939 - 4/1941 174 Wright R-1820-34 engine (950 h. p.)

 

Modification SBC-4

Wing span, m

10.36

Length, m

8.57

Height, m

3.17

Wings area, m2

29.45

Empty mass, kg

2066

Full flying-off mass, kg

3211
Engine 1 Wright R-1820-34
Power, h. p. 950
Maximal speed, km/h 377
Cruise speed, km/h 282
Flying range, km 950
Vertical speed, m/s  
Maximal altitude, m 7315
Complement 2
Armament 2 x 7.6 MG, 454 kg of bombs

XSBC-3 Helldiver

SBC-3 Helldiver (Yorktown, 1937)

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008