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Curtiss SB2C "Helldiver"
The Beast
"Son of a Bitch, 2nd Class"
Curtiss SB2C
General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Designer Donovan Reese Berlin
Manufacturer Curtiss
Fairchild
Canadian Car & Foundry
Produced In 1943 – 1945
Speed 475 km/h
Category Dive Bomber
General Ingame Information
Debut Not in Official Release (yet)
Used by USA
Crew in‑game 2
Guns 2 x 20 mm AN-M2 cannons
(240 HE + APT Rounds)
Bombs 2 x 500 kg
Seat 2 2 x M1919A4 Browning
(375 7.62mm T + Ball rounds)
Historical Picture
Curtiss SB2C real

A carrier-based dive and torpedo bomber, the Helldiver was designed to replace the Douglas SBD Dauntless. SB2Cs were large aircraft due to the requirement of an internal bomb bay; Helldivers were built to carry a 900 kg pound bomb internally, or two smaller 700 kg weapons, or a torpedo. SB2Cs first went to War with VB-17 on the USS Bunker Hill in November 1943 and the Navy used the platform in every major surface action as an integral part of its carrier air groups until the end of the war. The bane of Navy pilots because of reliability problems and difficult handling characteristics, the Helldiver picked up the derogatory nickname The Beast and "Son of a Bitch, 2nd Class" (after its designation). However, it was responsible for the destruction of more Japanese targets than any other aircraft.


SBD rear gunner station animation and new effect of shells landing on water00:23

SBD rear gunner station animation and new effect of shells landing on water

How to Fly the Curtiss Helldiver - SB2C, WWII 2354032:06

How to Fly the Curtiss Helldiver - SB2C, WWII 23540

Worlds ONLY flying SB2C Helldiver "Big-Tailed Beast"!01:56

Worlds ONLY flying SB2C Helldiver "Big-Tailed Beast"!

BOMBERS of WWII American Curtiss SB2C Helldiver (720p)28:02

BOMBERS of WWII American Curtiss SB2C Helldiver (720p)

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