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Curtiss Helldiver

By Peter Smith

ISBN: 9781861261410
PUBLISHED: June 1998
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280 x 220 mm
INSIDE: 200 black & white photographs

The massive Curtiss SB2C Helldiver became the most famous monoplane dive-bomber. It was the backbone of the United States Navy’s offensive in the Pacific from 1943 until the Japanese capitulation. Despite early problems it evolved into an effective and reliable aeroplane.

Packed with rare photographs, this lively and informative book describes the development and operational history of an often neglected aeroplane.

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