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VW-IceFire
12-26-2004, 10:13 PM
Seeing as most US aircraft seem to be on the backburner due to aformentioned issues, what about the Helldiver. It was fairly important as a dive bomber and its a Curtis plane so I would think that the IP issues would not apply (Curtis doesn't exist anymore? Or doesn't seem to be pressing the issue).

Any thoughts? Has this already been done to death and I missed it?

VW-IceFire
12-26-2004, 10:13 PM
Seeing as most US aircraft seem to be on the backburner due to aformentioned issues, what about the Helldiver. It was fairly important as a dive bomber and its a Curtis plane so I would think that the IP issues would not apply (Curtis doesn't exist anymore? Or doesn't seem to be pressing the issue).

Any thoughts? Has this already been done to death and I missed it?

VF-29_Sandman
12-26-2004, 11:28 PM
did the helldiver replace the sdb, or was it the other way around

civildog
12-27-2004, 02:30 AM
The Helldiver was to replace the SBD, but the initial Navy report on it said "This plane is of utility to the Navy only as an anchor."

It was much improved and did good service for the last 2 years of the war, but the SBD was still out there. Pilots called it "The Beast" because it was a really tough plane to handle, but it flew faster and farther than the SBD. And with 2 20mm cannons, up to 8 rockets, and up to 4 500lbs bombs it was pretty well armed. Plus it had radar.

I was really looking forward to flying it in the game.

Heuristic_ALgor
12-27-2004, 09:53 AM
Helldiver sank more tonnage of ships than any other plane Dave. And it could carry a torpedo.... We need this plane. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

VW-IceFire
12-27-2004, 10:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Heuristic_ALgor:
Helldiver sank more tonnage of ships than any other plane Dave. And it could carry a torpedo.... We need this plane. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Never used a torpedo in a combat situation...although it was tested with one.

Still, the rockets, the 20mm cannons, the bombload, and the fact that it was becoming the frontline dive bomber in late 1943 and more fully so in 1944 is important for mission building and online scenarios.

WOLFMondo
12-27-2004, 11:17 AM
Who owns the Curtis name though? Even though it may not exist anymore there might be a company that bought all its stock and rights etc.

VBF-83_Hawk
12-27-2004, 11:43 AM
I own it! See below link
www.curtisshawkp6e.com (http://www.curtisshawkp6e.com)

VOTE: HELLDIVER!!!!

MoritzJGOne
12-27-2004, 04:24 PM
They still exist. After WWII, they left airframe production, sold the plants to North American and McDonnell, both of whom are now part of Boeing.

They made aircraft engines for awhile and now, they focus on three areas: Guidance systems, Flow Control and Metal Treatment.

My guess is that I would not expect a fight from them as I believe that only Northrop is trying prostitute history.
CW webpage: http://www.curtisswright.com