SBD Dauntless In Color

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  1. Njaco

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    #1 Njaco, Feb 18, 2013
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    Over the years ever since my Dauntless Group Build, I've collected some color pics of the divebomber. And here they are!
     

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    EXCELLENT FIND CHRIS!!!!! Now I have some color shots for the model I have!:cool: Thank you sir!:thumbright:
     
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    Fantastic set of photos! Dive bombers rock :cool:
     
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    sweet pics Chris!
     
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    Cool shots Chris!
     
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    Excellent pics and some good studies in weathering.
     
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    I have spent twenty minutes here for these awesome photos:shock:
    Thanks for sharing, Chris!
     
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    #9 Njaco, Feb 21, 2013
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    Yes they are pretty cool to gaze at!
     

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    Beautiful shots Chris - cheers for posting!
     
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    Very cool pictures Chris. thanks for posting them.
     
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    Can I play? I don't have the quantity of SBDs, just one though. :)

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    Here's a few if I can add them as well. Airsho 08 at Midland.

    With many thanks to the guy who was flying her, for answering my questions and inviting me up on the wing to get some interior shots as well. Thats what I love about the CAF crew, they are passionate about what they do !
     

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    Beaut selection of pics Chris, Eric and Gary.
     
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    Post away guys!!
     
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    Great shots guys! Here the SBD at the Pacific Aviation Museum, Hawaii.
     

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    Excellent shot fellas!

    I had always wondered how the rear window was stored.
     
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    Incredible photos, they really capture the atmosphere of the time, the tropical clouds, jungle atolls,
    love the weathering patina, and the close up of the pilot.
     
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    Fantastic shots guys!

    Btw, SBD-5 '39' is ex-RNZAF (NZ5062, c/n 2883 bu28536), the last complete RNZAF bird. She survived ops and was returned to the USMC, heading stateside in 1944.

    SBD-3 NZ5021 also went stateside around 2001/2...not sure though to whom exactly.
     
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    I got a question about the paint on the top of the wing on the CAF bird, What is the crackle about? The wing insignia looks fine.
     
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