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Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless

15.9k F104Deathtrap  3.0 years ago

This US Navy instructional flim should be able to teach you everything you need to hit your target.

CONTROLS:
VTOL DOWN: Takeoff/Landing Flaps
VTOL UP: Dive Brakes
AG1: Release Bombs
AG7: Arm tailgun
AG8: Lock Pitch/Roll controls

SBD stands for Scout Bomber - Douglas, these planes had to double as both the eyes and fists of the US carrier fleet in 1942. I keep typing out long, sentimental descriptions of just how vital SBD aircrews were to the war in the Pacific, but it's probably better if I just post some links.

Battle of Midway
Dauntless Scout Bomber

Instructions on how to use the tailgun (CAMERA 2):
Hit AG7 and AG8
Right click the mouse
A gunsight pipper is included to assist your aim (white dot, center screen)

Instructions on using the belly window (CAMERA 3):
Some divebombers from this era included floor windows that allowed the pilot to spot and line up their approach to the target. Paying attention to your artificial horizon (this only works if you're flying level), use the thin black line to set up a straight approach to your intended target. When the target reaches the center of the screen it is exactly 60 degrees below your plane, a perfect time to begin your dive.

Bomb Aiming:
Just in case you didn't bother with the instructional film, the bombs are most accurate when your dive angle is above 60 degrees, 70 is best. Keep your crosshairs well below the target while you line up your angle untill around 3000 feet. At 3000 feet, hold your crosshairs directly on or slightly above the target. At 1000 feet, release the bombs, pull up as hard as you can AND GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE!

FUN FACT: I was finally able to land on the USS Tiny!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 13 airplane(s) +134 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 41.8ft (12.7m)
  • Length 33.1ft (10.1m)
  • Height 13.2ft (4.0m)
  • Empty Weight 3,558lbs (1,614kg)
  • Loaded Weight 5,294lbs (2,401kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.302
  • Wing Loading 17.2lbs/ft2 (84.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 307.1ft2 (28.5m2)
  • Drag Points 7187

Parts

  • Number of Parts 459
  • Control Surfaces 11
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    @RAAF because I did more than 5 and got confused

    3 months ago
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    @RAAF no like 00.1303 or something

    3 months ago
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    379 RAAF

    @Xilberto 5 btw im on mobile but i use mac sometimes

    3 months ago
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    @RAAF what's the number it has to be?

    3 months ago
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    @RAAF I did it don't do anything

    3 months ago
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    @RAAF it's going to be hard AF because I'm on mobile well for me

    3 months ago
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    379 RAAF

    @Xilberto k

    3 months ago
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    @RAAF all I needed to know

    3 months ago
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    379 RAAF

    @Xilberto building area

    3 months ago
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    In the building are or were you control the plane that's all I need to know
    @RAAF

    3 months ago
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    379 RAAF

    @Xilberto click the arrow in the bottom left corner. And also i mean engine not engine cover

    3 months ago
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    @RAAF in the building station that's what I call it or in the game were you fly?

    3 months ago
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    379 RAAF

    @Xilberto tap the engine cover, and click the arrow, click the wrench looking, do the bottom nudging thing, and click the arrow that goes back and do five clicks then it works

    +2 3 months ago
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    @RAAF how do you do it on mobile

    3 months ago
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    How do you start the engine

    +1 3 months ago
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    1,374 Subnerdica

    Dang this is cool

    +1 5 months ago
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    Can you maket it less than 400 or 300 parts?

    7 months ago
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    379 RAAF

    @JamesBleriot I figured it out. You have to nudge the engine forward for it to work. (You only have to nudge like 5 clicks)

    +3 7 months ago
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    4,313 JamesBleriot

    Can you help me, it will not start. @F104Deathtrap

    +10 8 months ago
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    You should try the SB2C Helldiver.

    +2 9 months ago
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    @ThomasVc thanks!

    one year ago
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    150 ThomasVc

    So cool!!!

    1.1 years ago
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    @TitanIncorporated Thanks!

    1.5 years ago
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    This is my favorite plane out of all the ones I have in my iPad!

    1.5 years ago
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    @Boundslayer Thanks!

    1.5 years ago
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