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Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless

17.3k F104Deathtrap  3.7 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 15 airplane(s) +148 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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    @Knesb3 You have to move the engine forward a little in the builder. It used to work but for some reason now its screwy.

    25 days ago
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    307 Knesb3

    Hey I don’t know why but when I throttle up the prop moves but then stops

    25 days ago
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    5,721 Kangy

    Son of a [REDACTED] 2nd Class
    Thanks for the intel sir lol @F104Deathtrap

    +1 2 months ago
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    240 Daylight

    @F104Deathtrap ooooo opps

    2 months ago
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    @Daylight Yeah, but what did they say S. B. 2. C. stand for? I'll give you a hint: you're not allowed to say it here.

    2 months ago
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    240 Daylight

    @F104Deathtrap and it says its helldiver

    2 months ago
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    240 Daylight

    @F104Deathtrap ok

    2 months ago
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    @Daylight Now go look up what they said SB2C stood for.

    2 months ago
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    240 Daylight

    SBD means slow but deadly if you didint know

    2 months ago
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    32.2k KnightOfRen

    This is the best SBD i've ever seen!!

    3 months ago
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    @Mr10ToN In the build screen, the propellers need to move forward 0.5 blocks.

    +1 5 months ago
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    @F104Deathtrap ?????

    5 months ago
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    @Mr10ToN You have to nudge the engine forward 5 clicks. No idea why.

    +1 5 months ago
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    how can i fly this thing.

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    5 months ago
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    @RAAF because I did more than 5 and got confused

    11 months ago
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    @RAAF no like 00.1303 or something

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

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

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

    11 months ago
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    @RAAF all I needed to know

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

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

    11 months ago
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    @RAAF how do you do it on mobile

    11 months ago
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    How do you start the engine

    +2 11 months ago
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    3,243 Subnerdica

    Dang this is cool

    +1 one year ago
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