Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless

NX670AM / Bu28536 /NZ5062


Taken at the Planes of Fame Museum, Chino. October 20, 2001. Tail wheel seen from port looking forward and to port (the tailhook is forward of the wheel). Note this is the pneumatic style used by the USMC and as believed to have been used in RNZAF service, rather than the solid rubber wheel favoured by the USN.

Aviation Homepage © 2002 Phillip Treweek, all rights reserved