Aircraft Profiles
Douglas SBD Dauntless/A-24B Banshee - Part I
The Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber entered service with the US Navy in 1940 and is best known for the the Battle of Midway, but saw action all of the Pacific with the USN, USMC, USAAF, and RNZAF and finally post-war with the French Navy in the Indochina War.

The Dauntless was also produced as a land version called the A-24 Banshee which had no arrestor hook and was used by Chile, France and Mexico as well as the USAAF.

The Dauntless was armed with 2 x 12.7mm machine guns, 2 x 7.62mm machine guns, and could carry 2,250 lb of bombs.
Country of Origin:
Banshee - Chile
Dauntless - France
Banshee - France
Dauntless - Mexico
Banshee - Mexico
Dauntless - New Zealand
Banshee - USAAF 27th BG
Dauntless - USN VB-5
Dauntless - USN VB-16