By Bert Kinzey and Rock Roszak; softbound; 102 pages
About the Book:
The Digital Detail & Scale Series continues with the newest
title, SBD Dauntless in Detail & Scale, covering the
development, history, and details of one of the few U. S. combat
aircraft to serve throughout World War II, from the attack on Pearl
Harbor until VJ Day. Over the past 35 years, Detail & Scale
published six monographs, 69 full sized volumes, and now a total of
three digital publication titles in the well-respected Detail &
Scale Series. SBD Dauntless in Detail &
Scale continues the series focus on specific aircraft details,
including cockpit, canopy, fuselage, wings, landing gear, engine and
armament, and it also includes chapters on the
different aircraft variants, the colors and markings of the SBD,
and a modelers section.
Features of Detail & Scale’s latest publication, SBD Dauntless in Detail & Scale include:
- A developmental history of the Dauntless, from it’s inception
as a Northrop design through its use by foreign countries in post-war
- A chapter on Dauntless variants that covers the SBD-1 through
SBD-6 Dauntless and the A-24 Banshee, explaining the differences in
configuration on all variants.
- A Dauntless Details chapter with over 140 photographs, mostly
in color, that cover every aspect of the aircraft, including cockpit,
canopy, fuselage, wing, landing gear, tail, engine, offensive armament,
and both fixed and flexible gun armament details.
- A chapter devoted to the colors and markings used on the SBD
Dauntless, from the pre-war “Yellow Wing” scheme through the
evolutionary changes in camouflage systems and placement and
composition of markings.
- Detail & Scale’s usual Modelers Section that discusses,
reviews, and illustrates scale models of the Dauntless over the past
- Other features of the book include line drawings of every
Dauntless variant and the A-24 Banshee, illustrations of details from
official Navy manuals, plus 17 full color art profiles of the aircraft
in a variety of color scheme.