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Vought SB2U Vindicator
Technical Information

Background
Carrier-based dive bomber developed for the US Navy in the 1930s, the first monoplane in this role. Obsolescent at the outbreak of World War II, Vindicators still remained in service at the time of the Battle of Midway, but by 1943 all had been withdrawn to training units.

Technical Details
Crew  Two (pilot, gunner)
Engine  Pratt & Whitney R-1535-96 Twin Wasp Jr radial engine, 825 hp (616 kW)
Span  42 ft in
Length  34 ft 0 in
Height  10 ft 3 in
Maximum Speed  251 mph
Range  630 miles
Armament  (starboard wing) 1 x .30 machine gun (or 50 caliber machine gun in SB2U-3)
Bombload  1,000 lb or 500 lb bomb
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