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Douglas SBD Dauntless
Specifications (SBD-5)

Type: Dive bomber
Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Company
Number built: 5,936
Crew: 2
  Maiden flight: May 1, 1940
Introduced: 1940
Retired: 1959

Powerplant:
Manufacturer: Wright
Model: R-1820-60
Type: radial engine
Number: One
Horsepower: 1,200 hp

Dimensions:
Length: 33 ft 1¼ in (10.09 m)
Wingspan: 41 ft 63/8 in (12.66 m)
Height: 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m)
Wing area: 325 ft (30.19 m)

Weights:
Empty weight: 6,404 lb (2,905 kg)
Loaded weight: 9,359 lb (4,245 kg)
Max. takeoff weight:
  10,700 lb (4,853 kg)

  Performance:
Maximum speed: 255 mph (410 kph) at 14,000 ft (4,265 m)
Cruise speed: 185 mph (298 kph)
Range: 1,115 mi (1,795 km)
Service ceiling: 25,530 ft (7,780 m)
Rate of climb: 1,700 ft/min (8.6 m/s)

Armament
2 0.50 in forward-firing synchronized Browning M2 machine guns in engine cowling
2 0.30 in flexible-mounted Browning machine gun in rear

Up to 2,250 lb (1,020 kg) of bombs


Sources:
Wikipedia
Gunston, Bill - The Encyclodepia of the Worlds Combat aircraft, 1976, Chartwell Books, Inc., New York
The Complete Encyclodepia of World Aircraft, 1997, Barnes & Nobles Books, ISBN: 0 7607 0592 5

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