A monograph on the famous U.S. WW2 dive bomber, Douglas SBD Dauntless, discusses its design, development, camouflage and markings and operational history. Each version is specified and described with coverage of changes made in its variants and sub-variants.
The book covers the early battles of the U.S. Navy units against the IJNAF: the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway and the Guadalcanal campaign. The author constitutes a thorough insight into the decisive impact on air warfare in PTO made by units operating Dauntless during the early stage of war, when the aircraft gained its reputation as the ‘Slow but deadly’.
The actions of USMC units equipped with Dauntless are also described. The monograph features specifications of the key Dauntless variants and lists of serial numbers and units operating Dauntless.
About the Series
Monographs focuses on an individual type of aircraft. Each monograph contains descriptions of the aircraft’s origin, its variants and combat history. Each volume includes several hundred archive photographs, technical scale drawings and color profile artwork. Each book also has free extras for modelers, with decals and masking foil.