SBD-3 Dauntless Late Version

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  1. Michael Turner

    Michael Turner New Member

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    Hello:

    I once saw listed somewhere, I believe it was on a modeling kit company’s web site an SBD-3 Late. I tired to find some information on this but had no luck in finding the answer. The only thing that I could come up with is
    I believe that the first SBD-3’s rear gunner only had a single gun mount and this was up-gunned to a twin gun mount after the Battle of the Coral Sea. I was wondering if this is how they came up with the “Late” version I.D.?

    I know the U.S.M.C. also flew SBD-3's as well and I assume that they too up-gunned theirs as well or did they stay with the the single gun mount?

    Thank you for any information.

    Michael
     
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    fly boy Member

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    no all the SBD-3s from what i know are twin guned i could be wrong though
     
  3. Michael Turner

    Michael Turner New Member

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    Flyboy:

    Thank you for your reply to my posting. I was able to find the information that I was looking for and basically, I was correct in assuming that the twin mounted guns came after the Battle of the Coral Sea.

    Thank you again.

    Michael
     
  4. Snautzer

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    well
     

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