Vought SB2U Vindicator
USA - 1936

Nearly obsolete at the beginning of World War II, the Vindicator was known more often as the "Vibrator" due to the noise and vibrations that one endured while flying in it. While it was used by the Marines in the battle of Midway, it was soon retired from front-line service because it was too vulnerable to Japanese aircraft such as the Zero.

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Data for SB2U-3

Engine: 1 x Pratt-Whitney R-1535-02 Twin Wasp Junior, 615 kW, wingspan: 12.8 m, length: 10.36 m, height: 3.12 m, wing area: 28.33 m2, start mass: 4,273 kg, empty mass: 2,556 kg, max speed: 390 km/h, ceiling: 7,195 m, range: 1,800 km, armament: 2 x 12.7 mm MGs, 450 kg of bombs

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