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The Douglas SBD Dauntless is a World War II American naval scout plane and dive bomber that was manufactured by Douglas Aircraft from 1940 through 1944. The SBD ("Scout Bomber Douglas") was the United States Navy's main carrier-based scout/dive bomber from mid-1940 through mid-1944. The SBD was also flown by the United States Marine Corps, both from land air bases and aircraft carriers. The SBD is best remembered as the bomber that delivered the fatal blows to the Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. The type earned its nickname "Slow But Deadly" (from its SBD initials) during this period.
This plane has elements which contain realistic data and characteristics. The default weapons load contains 2xBrowning 0.50 calibre guns at front and a rear 0.30 Browning gun. Two standard bombs are also loaded under the wings.
The plane comes with a sitting american pilot a rear gunner (added as weapon) and it also contains a functional instruments panel. The panel bears a partial similarity with the real one. The pilots and the instruments have been borrowed by the Grumman J2F fine plane (created by Pascal Dumat & Thomas Brueckelt) add-on http://www.qualitysimulations.com/vsf/files/Grumman_J2F.exe
As a horn it uses a WW2 pilot voice sound.
Front Canopy --> slide open/close with Ctrl-C
Rear Canopy --. animate open/close with Ctrl-A
Main Gear --> up/down with G
Arresting Hook --> up/down with C
Instruments --> stick, gear, flaps, engine start