Hobby Master HA0214 SBD-5 Dauntless Dive Bomber Lt Cook Cleland USS Lexington Model 1/32
"Douglas SBD-5 ""Dauntless"" White 39, Lt. Cook Cleland, VB-16, USS Lexington, Battle of Philippine Seas, June 1944"
Designed as a light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, various versions of the Dauntless served during the war with the US Marine Corps, Army and Navy. The Douglas was the only plane to fight in every major Pacific engagement. The SBD-3, sarcastically nicknamed “Speedy Three”, entered service in March 1941 with production ending in July 1944, by which time a total of 5,936 had been built in all versions.