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Academy 12350 1/48 SB2U-3 Vindicator "Battle of Midway 80th Anniversary"

Highlights
- plastic parts by Accurate Miniatures
- photo-etched parts
- masks for canopy painting
CodeAC-12350
Availability[In Stock]
Weight0.356 kg
Vought SB2U Vindicator
  • World War Two
  • U.S. dive bomber
  • the first monoplane dive bomber developed in the 1930s
  • Vindicators still remained in service at the time of the Battle of Midway.
  • All had been withdrawn to training units by 1943.
  • known as V-156-B1 Chesapeake in Royal Navy service.
  • VMSB-131 & VMSB-241 were the only two U.S. Marine Corps squadrons equipping with  SB2U-3 between March 1941 and September 1943.
  • Battle of Midway (5 June 1942) - Captain Richard E. Fleming struck Japanese cruiser Mikuma (三隈) with SB2U-3's bomb, and then crashed his aircraft onto the ship, for which he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
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SB2U-3 Vindicator dive bomber of Marine scout bombing squadron VMSB-241 taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, during the Battle of Midway, 4-6 June.
IJN Mikuma
The burning Japanese cruiser Mikuma (三隈), 6 June 1942.
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