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Curtiss Helldiver

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LouiseChauchat1335 #1 Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

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The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
The SB2C Helldiver was a low- wing cantilever monoplane of all- metal construction, except for the fabric covered rudder and elevators, and ailerons with metal upper skins and fabric-covered under surfaces. Armament consists of four wing mounted 0.50-in (12.7)mm machine guns, two 0.30-in (7.62mm) guns in the rear cockpit, and up to 1,000 lbs (454 kg) of bombs carried in the under fuselage of the bomb bay.

Type: two-seat carrier-based scout-bomber
Powerplant (SB2C-4): one 1,900 -hp (1417- kW) Wright R-2600-20 Cyclone 14 twin-row radial piston engine
Performance: maximum speed 295 mph (475 km/h) at 16,700 ft (5090 m); cruising speed 158 mph (254 km/h); service ceiling 29,100 ft (8870m) ; range 1,165 miles (1875 km)
Weight/s: empty 10547 lb (4784 kg); maximum takeoff 16616 lb(7537 kg)
Dimensions: span 49ft 9in (15.16 m); lenght 36 ft 8in (11.18 m); height 13ft 2in (4.01 m); wing area 422 sq ft (39.20m^2)
From The Hamlyn Concise Guide to American Aircraft of World War II
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Madness101 #2 Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

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I like how you went with Big print and fancy font.  A nice change of pace and easier for me to read on this tiny Mac screen. (Yeah, I'm a Mac person)


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LouiseChauchat1335 #3 Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

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Uhhh could please press the up button for me?
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Madness101 #4 Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

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View PostLouiseChauchat1335, on 31 January 2013 - 02:16 PM, said:

Uhhh could please press the up button for me?

I rarely give out +1 (or up buttons as you say).  To get a +1 from me, you have to do something very special.  Keep up the great topics without trolling and you will most likely get a +1 from me (I will tell you if I +1 you).


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Old_Crow51 #5 Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

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The SB2C was not a good aircraft. I was only once they reached the dash 4 model that it became a better aircraft then the Dauntless, and that was close towards the end of the war. Many commanders did not like it, and there was a chance that production was going to be cancelled.

Just not one of my favorites as well because it replaced one of my favorites, the Dauntless.

Also is it just me, or could Curtiss not build an aircraft correctly during World War II? I mean the P-40 was a good aircraft (not great) and then you have the Seamew (terrible), C-46 (great) SB2C, (terrible then ok) then you have "oh crap, we are out of business, cause we build bad aircraft" lol.


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View PostLouiseChauchat1335, on 31 January 2013 - 02:16 PM, said:

Uhhh could please press the up button for me?

Asking for those won't get mine, great work though, I'll give you that.

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