Curtiss SB2C-3 Helldiver: The S-on of a B-itch 2-nd C-lass.

The Helldiver was the last production warplane produced by the illustrious Curtiss Company; a dive bomber conceived to replace the well-loved Douglas SBD Dauntless. With a very demanding requirement to cover -especially in size restrictions- the Curtiss’ end product left a lot to be desired. The state of the company didn’t helped, in fact some of SB2C’s faults were in part due to Curtiss’ exhausted technical expertise. By 1944 the fast Helldiver was replacing the SBD, but not in their crew’s affections…. the SB2C proved to be weak, heavy, inestable and tricky aircraft. Anyway, they had their share of not very “peaceful” life in the Pacific Ocean…

Fantastic pic of a VB-11 “Beast” over the USS Hornet, circa late 1944. No doubt, the Navy “Aviators” sure have the most photogenic “air bases”.

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