If results are a measure of quality, then the Dauntless dive bomber was the best aircraft of the Pacific War. Their shining moment came at the Battle of Midway where their bombs ripped holes in flight decks and aircraft elevators, detonated bombs and lit av-gas fires, destroyed rudder controls, and resulted in the destruction of four virtually irreplaceable carriers—two thirds of the total Japanese fleet carriers. The Dauntless went on to be replaced, but the hammer blow was already delivered. IJN forces never recovered. Kit features five sets of decals.
Type: Bombers and reconnaissance aircraft
Country: United States
Skill Level: 3
Model Length: 8.2 in (209 mm)
Number of Parts: 120 (estimated)
Suitable for ages 14 and older