The Douglas SBD Dauntless — manufactured from 1940 to 1944 — was a scout plane and dive bomber flown by the U.S. Navy and Marines during World War II. Numerous SBDs were destroyed during the Attack at Pearl Harbor, though the aircraft is most recognizable as the bomber delivering the fatal blows to Japanese aircraft carriers in the Pacific during the Battle of Midway in the summer of 1942. Nearly 6,000 units were manufactured in total, operating in seven national militaries, and officially retiring from service with the Mexican Air Force in 1959.
This 1/72 scale, die cast, Hobby Master model — sporting authentic U.S. Marine Corps markings from 1940 — features realistic panel lines, a glazed canopy that opens, two removable pilot figures, a well-equipped cockpit with detailed instrumentation, full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, and a stylish presentation stand. Measures approximately 5½" long with a 7" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA0172