SBD-5 Dauntless Specs

The SBD-5 Dauntless was the culmination of the most succesful dive bombers of the US Navy to enter service. The Daunless series had been used in almost all of the major battles in the Pacific. These included the famed battles the Coral Sea and Midway.the Series went through a set of continual upgrades including more powerful engines, armor, increased fuel capicity, and even an autopilot.

The Dauntless proved itself in many battles and was responsible for sinking many Japanese capital ships. It was a tough aircraft produced in large numbers and through its service the fierce Pacific engagements were tipped to the Allied side.

Specs for the SBD-5

Function:     Dive bomber
Contractor:     Douglas
Power Plant:     1 Wright R-1820-60 of 1,200 hp
Length:     33 ft 1 in
Height:     13 ft. 7 in.
Max Weight:     10,700 lbs loaded
Max Speed:     255 mph
Range:     1,565 miles
Armament:     2 7.62mm machine guns, 2 .50 cal machine guns, and 1 external bomb or depth charge of 2,250 lbs
Deployment Date:     1940