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Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless

18.1k F104Deathtrap  4.5 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 16 airplane(s) +162 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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    @F104Deathtrap it means Scout bomber type 2 curtiss

    6 months ago
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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.

    10 months ago
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    322 Knesb3

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

    10 months ago
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    7,860 Kangy

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

    +1 11 months ago
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    240 Daylight

    @F104Deathtrap ooooo opps

    one year 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.

    one year ago
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    240 Daylight

    @F104Deathtrap and it says its helldiver

    one year ago
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    240 Daylight

    @F104Deathtrap ok

    one year ago
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    @Daylight Now go look up what they said SB2C stood for.

    one year ago
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    240 Daylight

    SBD means slow but deadly if you didint know

    one year ago
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    40.1k KnightOfRen

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

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

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    8,139 WiFly

    @F104Deathtrap ?????

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

    +2 1.2 years ago
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    8,139 WiFly

    how can i fly this thing.

    ?

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

    1.7 years ago
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    @RAAF no like 00.1303 or something

    1.7 years ago
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    @RAAF what's the number it has to be?

    1.7 years ago
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    @RAAF I did it don't do anything

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

    1.7 years ago
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    @RAAF all I needed to know

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

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

    1.7 years ago
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    @RAAF how do you do it on mobile

    1.7 years ago
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    How do you start the engine

    +3 1.7 years ago
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