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Dauntless V. Avenger  
User currently offlineBraniff747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 107 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 9 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

Which is the better dive bomber?

My vote is for the Dauntless. They single handedly changed the course of the war at Midway.

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User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 9 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

SB2C Helldiver

User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

The Grumman TBM ( Avenger ) was cheifly a torpedo bomber while the SBD ( Dauntless ) was a purpose built dive bomber-- They performed tow different roles...So we really can't say which one is better.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

The Douglas SBD Dauntless was the US Navy's best dive bomber in WW2. She was the hero at the Battle of Midway in June 1942 for attacking and sinking four of the six Japanese aircraft carriers that were involved in the Pearl Harbor attack.

User currently offlineJsbothe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

as far as i know, the helldiver was pure crap, it could never replace the dauntless as it was planned...the helldiver was too heavy and unexperienced pilots couldn't fly it too well...and besides, the dauntless looks much better  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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