U.S. NAVAL AVIATION RESOURCE CENTER > BOMBERS > PREVIOUS PAGE
VOUGHT SB2U VINDICATOR
U.S. Navy Vought SB2U Vindicator tested by NACA. (Source: NACA/NASA)
The Vought SB2U Vindicator (known as the Chesapeake in Royal Navy service) was a carrier-based dive bomber developed for the U.S. Navy in the 1930s, the first monoplane in this role. Obsolescent at the outbreak of World War II, Vindicators still remained in service at the time of the Battle of Midway, but by 1943, all had been withdrawn to training units.
- Design & Development
- Operational History
SB2U Vindicators of VS 41 and 42 spotted for launch on board the
U.S.S. Ranger on November 15, 1941.
(Source: U.S. Navy)
U.S. NAVAL AVIATION RESOURCE CENTER > BOMBERS > VINDICATOR > PREVIOUS PAGE