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DOUGLAS SBD-5A (A-24B BANSHEE)
1943
 
SCOUT BOMBER/DIVE-BOMBER
 
     
SBD DAUNTLESS FAMILY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SBD DAUNTLESS CONTEMPORARIES
 
 
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DATA
 
 
DOUGLAS SBD-5A (A-24B BANSHEE)
 
CLASSIFICATION
CLASS :
 SCOUT BOMBER/DIVE BOMBER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN :
 UNITED STATES
MANUFACTURER :
 DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT COMPANY
FIRST FLIGHT :
 1943
SERVICE DELIVERY :
 1943-44
NUMBER BUILT :
 615
   
SPECIFICATION
SPAN :
 41 ft 6 in
LENGTH :
 33 ft
HEIGHT :
 12 ft 11 in
WING AREA :
 325 sq ft
WEIGHT EMPTY :
 6,533 lbs
WEIGHT LOADED :
 9,352 lbs
WEIGHT MAX :
 10,700 lbs
ARMAMENT :
 2 x .50 in Fixed Machine Guns in Nose
 
 1 x .30 in. Flexible Rear-Firing Machine Gun
BOMB LOAD :
 1,600 lbs Center Rack, 2 x 100 lb Bombs
 
 or 2 x 325 lbs Depth Charges on Wing Racks
POWER PLANT :
 One Wright R-1820-60 Cyclone Nine-Cylinder Air-Cooled
 
 Super Charged Radial Engine Rated @ 1200 hp Takeoff,
 
 800 hp @ 13,800
CREW :
 2 - Pilot & Observer/Rear Gunner
   
PERFORMANCE
LANDING SPEED :
 80 mph
CRUISING SPEED :
 139 mph
MAXIMUM SPEED :
 252 mph @ 13,800 ft, 238 mph @ Sea Level
CLIMB RATE :
 1,700 ft/min
RANGE :
 1,115 miles w/ 1000 lb Bomb, 1,565 miles Max
SERVICE CEILING :
 24,300 ft
 
 
 
 
REFERENCES
 
 

Gunston, Bill. The Illustrated Directory of Fighting Aircraft of World War II. New York: Prentice Hall Press. 1988. ISBN 0-13-450454-2.

Stern, Rob. SBD Dauntless In Action - Aircraft Number 64. Texas: Squadron/Signal Publications, Inc. 1984. ISBN 0-89747-153-9.

Gunston, Bill. JANE'S Fighting Aircraft of World War II. New Jersey: Crescent Books, 1992. ISBN 0-517-67964-7.

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

 
 
     
 
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