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Title:
SBD Dauntless units of World War 2
Author:
Tillman, Barrett.
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Publication Information:
Oxford, [England] : Osprey Pub., [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781855327320
Format :
Book

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Central Library UG1242.A28 T55 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Unquestionably the most successful dive-bomber ever to see frontline service with any air arm, the Douglas SBD Dauntless was the scourge of the Japanese Imperial Fleet in the crucial years of the Pacific War of World War II (1939-1945). The revolutionary all-metal stressed-skin design of the SBD exhibited airframe strength that made it an ideal dive-bomber, its broad wing, with horizontal centre section and sharply tapered outer panels with dihedral, boasting perforated split flaps thatdoubled as dive brakes during the steep bombing attacks


Author Notes

Barrett Tillman is the world's most prolific US naval aviation author, having published over two-dozen titles on the World War 2 period alone. He has written numerous books for Osprey in recent years, and he is currently working on several future projects too.


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