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Dauntless V. Avenger  
User currently offlineBraniff747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 107 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2467 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 (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

SB2C Helldiver


User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2404 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 (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2394 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 (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

hi,
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
jsb


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