Rear gun on SBD

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  1. futuredogfight

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    I know that the twin .30 collapsed into the fuslage but how did the rear canopy retract? Any anwser would be appericiated,

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    You can see it on Post #13, pic #7

    I had no idea how it did until seeing that pic myself.
     
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    From Kinzey, SBD Dauntless in Detail and Scale, D&S Vol 48, pages 28 29.
     
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    In Post #1 in that thread you refer to your Dauntless Group Build. Can you link me to that? I'm looking for a good kit on one of these to recreate an SBD-5 off a photo I have. If I can find one, my little nephew is going to put down his iPhone (whether he wants to or or not), and we're going to give it a whirl. Or, I'm hoping...
     
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