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CURTISS SB2C-3 HELLDIVER
1943
 
DIVE BOMBER
 
     
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DATA
 
 
CURTISS SB2C-3 HELLDIVER
 
CLASSIFICATION
CLASS :
 DIVE BOMBER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN :
 UNITED STATES
MANUFACTURER :
 Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Company
FIRST FLIGHT :
 1943
SERVICE DELIVERY :
 1944
NUMBER BUILT :
 1,112
   
SPECIFICATION
SPAN :
 49 ft 8 in (15.14 m)
LENGTH :
 36 ft 8 in (11.18 m)
HEIGHT :
 14 ft 9 in (4.49 m)
WING AREA :
 422 sq ft (39.23 m sq)
WING LOADING :
 ---
POWER LOADING :
 ---
ASPECT RATIO :
 ---
WEIGHT EMPTY :
 10,493 lb (4760 kg)
WEIGHT LOADED :
 ---
WEIGHT MAX :
 116,750 lb (7598 kg)
ARMAMENT :
 2 x 20 mm cannons in the wings,
 
 2 x 0.30 in M1919 Browning machine guns in rear cockpit
PAYLOAD :
 2,000 lbs (900 kg) of Bombs or 1 x Mark 13-2 torpedo in Internal Bay,
 
 2 x 500 lbs (227 kg) Bombs on Underwing Hardpoints;
POWER PLANT :
 1 Wright R-2600-20 Cyclone 14-Cylinder Radial Piston Engine, Rated
 
 at 1,900 hp (1417 kW)
CREW :
 2 - Pilot & Radio Operator/Rear Gunner
 
 
PERFORMANCE
MAXIMUM SPEED :
 293 mph (472 km/h) at 17,000 ft (5180 m); 269 mph at Sea Level
CRUISING SPEED :
 158 mph (254 km/h)
LANDING SPEED :
 79.5 mph (128 km/h)
CLIMB RATE :
 1,830 ft/min (558 m/s)
RANGE 
 1,165 miles (1178 km) w/ 1,000 lbs (454 kg) Bomb Load; 1,625 miles
 
 (2615 km) Max
SERVICE CEILING :
 29,300 ft (8930 m)
 
 
 
 
REFERENCES
 
 

Wagner, Raymond. American Combat Planes, Third Enlarged Edition New York : Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1982. ISBN 0-385-13120-8.

 
 
     
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