SB2C HelldiverItem Number: 1134
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver airplane model. Take flight with the SB2C Helldiver - a museum quality desktop model that captures the spirit of aviation. This finely detailed, hand-painted airplane will bring your desk to life, inspiring feelings of adventure and exploration every time you look at it!
The Curtiss SB2C single-engine dive-bomber joined the fleet late in 1943, joining the Douglas Dauntless as the primary attack/bombing planes for the US Navy. The two-man Helldiver had a top speed of 295 mph and good range, making it an essential tool in the far reaches of the Pacific war.
With underwing and bomb attachments, the Helldiver could carry 1,000 pounds of bombs or an internal torpedo, later improvements included an uprated Wright Cyclone engine and rocket hardpoints. It carried two fixed forward 20mm cannon and machine guns in the rear cockpit.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/32. Wingspan 18 1/2 inches, Length 14 inches.