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owlwatcher
09-25-2004, 05:31 PM
What were the load out options on the SBD?
All I have found so far are

ne 1000lb or 500lb bomb under fuselage
Two 250lb or 100 lb bombs under wings
Two fixed forward-firing 0.5-inch Browning machine-guns in nose
Twin manually-aimed 0.3-inch Browning machine-guns in rear cockpit

owlwatcher
09-25-2004, 05:31 PM
What were the load out options on the SBD?
All I have found so far are

ne 1000lb or 500lb bomb under fuselage
Two 250lb or 100 lb bombs under wings
Two fixed forward-firing 0.5-inch Browning machine-guns in nose
Twin manually-aimed 0.3-inch Browning machine-guns in rear cockpit

VW-IceFire
09-25-2004, 05:43 PM
You've pretty much got it there.

I think I've read that its 1000lbs of bombs so 2x250lbs and a 1x500lbs is probably maximum load.

owlwatcher
09-25-2004, 08:09 PM
The clip from check6 had 3 500 pounders I think on board. The load did not seem right.
So been digging around.

Latico
09-25-2004, 08:41 PM
You can go to the CV6.org (http://www.cv6.org) site and check out the Action reports. Some of them have the laodouts listed for the planes that were launched in the various engagments. The ones for Midway especially.

VS SBD's usually carried one 500lb'er under the fuselage and probably droptanks under the wing, due to there search missions. VB's carried mixed loadouts within the devisions (4 plane form) sometimes.

owlwatcher
09-25-2004, 09:28 PM
Saw max load at 1600 .
Midway was 500 and 1000 on center line.
Can not recall what was on wing points.

mseraser
09-25-2004, 10:41 PM
250lb & 500lb are very similar in FB, so it was 3x250 in C6 clip IMO.

Merlin (FZG_Immel)
09-26-2004, 09:36 AM
thats a negative. In my vidéo it was a 3x500 load.. though, 3x250 is also available beside a lot (very) other loadout possibility.

Tater-SW-
09-26-2004, 11:03 AM
3x500? The most I've ever heard of was a 1000, and 2x100. The under wing hardpoints could only carry 250 lb bombs. That would make a max load of 1x1000, 2x250, and that load would severely affect range.

The typical figures are 1600lb under the fuselage (1 bomb only), and up to 650 under the wings (325lb on each wing). Since the US made 250s, that's what would be there.

tater

owlwatcher
09-26-2004, 12:55 PM
What were the max weights that the wing points could carry?

Was there a diffence on the weights carried between SBD and A-24?

Looking into SBDs out of Henderson to see if any of them managed to use 3 500s on short hops.

owlwatcher
09-26-2004, 02:16 PM
More on the SBD
From my seaches on the net.

3 500s should not be allowed

Heres the links
Last one has the information. The rest are just interesting


http://www.aeronaval.net/thebattle00.html

Landing an SBD

http://www.dixiewing.org/dixiewing.htm
http://www.dixiewing.org/dixiewing.htm

Watch it and fly in it.
Sound and video

http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/aviation.html

From down under

http://www.us-aircraft.com/walk/SBD-3.htm
Walk around Ok pics

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/AWA1/501-600/walk537_Dauntless_Bailey/walk537.htm
Anther walk around pics
Note marking for
a winged turtle was painted on aircraft that had crossed the equator signifying a €œshell back



http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/hist-ac/sbd-5.pdf

Page 2 has data on bonb loads and distance for take off

1600lbs reguires a 578 ft of deck with 25 Knot wind.
From my reading the 3 500s bombs are bogus loads.

There is no information of mounting 500 lbers on the wing points.
Death charges and fuel tanks maybe in the 325 lb. range.

joberrick
09-27-2004, 08:51 PM
All though the SBD3 (which that was) might have been able to use different loadouts, I'm not quite sure though.