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Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless  - 1:15 Scale

100% Scratch Built - Handcrafted Aluminum Model

Built between 2000 and 2015 - Highly detailed scale model -

Wright R-1820 Cyclone engine - Flap-Dive Brakes

Instrument panel and telescopic sight

Fuselage halves showing internal frame

Underwing main panels

Dive flaps in construction

Telescopic sight and instrument panel

Starboard side of the rear cockpit

Port side of the rear cockpit

Rear cockpit looking aft

Radio and electronic equipment

Pilot's seat with straps

Cockpit's general view

Gunner's ring mount with a single .30 caliber machine gun

Cockpit general view

Close-up canopy frames, skin panels and machine gun

Sliding canopies

Underside of the wing's center section showing dive flap details

Empennage details

General view of the natural aluminum model before painting

The model represents an early SBD-3 in February 1942

General view of the model on the deck of the aircraft carrier

Propeller and Wright R-1820 Cyclone engine details

Flap-dive brakes

Starboard pair of dive flaps in the open position showing the actuating rods and arms

Rear fuselage panels

Pilot's cockpit, port forward, showing throttle and controls

Instrument panel. Antenna mast detail

Close-up of fuselage panels and rivets arrangement

Close-up with nose details

Front view

Profile of the complete model