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CURTISS SB2C-4 HELLDIVER
Specifications

Type: carrier-based dive bomber
Designer: Curtiss-Wright
Manufacturere:
– SB2C: Curtiss-Wright
– SBF: Fairchild (Canada)
– SBW: Canadian Car & Foundry
First flight: December 18, 1940
Introduction: December 1942
Retired: 1959 (Italian Air Force)
Produced: 19431945
Number built: 7,140

Powerplant:
Model: Wright R-2600-20 Twin Cyclone
Type: 14-cylinder supercharged air-cooled two-row radial engine
Horsepower: 1,900 hp

General Characteristics:
Crew: Two, pilot and radio operator/gunner
Length: 36 ft 8 in (11.18 m)
Wingspan: 49 ft 9 in (15.17 m)
Height: 13 ft 2 in (4.01 m)
Wing area: 422 ft (39.2 m)
Empty weight: 10,547 lb (4,794 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 16,616 lb (7,553 kg)

Performance:
Maximum speed: 295 mph (257 knots, 475 km/h) at 16,700 ft (5,090 m)
Cruise speed: 158 mph (137 knots, 254 km/h)
Range: 1,165 mi (1,013 nmi, 1,876 km) with 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombload
Service ceiling: 29,100 ft (8,870 m)
Rate of climb: 1,800 ft/min (9.1 m/s)

Armament:
  Guns:
    2 20 mm (.79 in) cannon in the wings
    2 0.30 in (7.62 mm) M1919 Browning machine guns in the rear cockpit
  Bombs:
    Internal bay: 2,000 lb (900 kg) of bombs or 1 Mark 13-2 torpedo
    External hardpoints: 500 lb (225 kg) of bombs each

[Source: Wikipedia]


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