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SBD Dauntless diving bomber

 

 

SBD-3 Dauntless

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
SBD-1 diving bomber 6/1940 - early 1941 57 9/1945 Wright R-1820-32 engine (1000 h. p.), 2 12.7-mm and 1 7.6-mm MG, 816 kg of bombs
SBD-2 early 1941 - spring 1942 87 1 12.7-mm and 1 7.6-mm MG, 816 kg bombs, fuel stowage increased
SBD-3 spring 1942 - 10/1942 585 R-1820-52 engine (1000 h. p.), 2 12.7-mm and 2 7.6-mm MG, 816 kg of bombs, armor
SBD-4 10/1942 - mid-1943 780 minor alterations, many with radar
SBD-5 mid-1943 - 3/1944 2964 R-1820-60 engine (1200 h. p.)
SBD-6 3/1944 - 8/1944 450 R-1820-66 (1350 h. p.)

 

Modification SBD-6

Wing span, m

12.65

Length, m

10.06

Height, m

3.94

Wings area, m2

30.19

Empty mass, kg

2964

Full flying-off mass, kg

4318
Engine 1 Wright R-1820-66
Power, h. p. 1350
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

SBD

SBD-5, Mexican air force

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008