SBD Douglas Dauntless

An improved modification of Northrop BT-1 aircraft. Entered production in 1940. Was the most successful American dive bomber during WWII. Several thousands built.

Specification
MODEL SBD-6
CREW 2
ENGINE 1 x Wright R-1820-6 Cyclone 9, 1007kW
WEIGHTS
Take-off weight 4318 kg 9520 lb
Empty weight 2964 kg 6535 lb
DIMENSIONS
Wingspan 12.65 m 42 ft 6 in
Length 10.06 m 33 ft 0 in
Height 3.94 m 13 ft 11 in
Wing area 30.19 m2 324.96 sq ft
PERFORMANCE
Max. speed 410 km/h 255 mph
Cruise speed 298 km/h 185 mph
Ceiling 7680 m 25200 ft
Range 1244 km 773 miles
ARMAMENT 2 x 12.7mm machine-guns, 2 x 7.62mm machine-guns, 725kg of bombs

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