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SBC Helldiver in Action by Thomas E. Doll is a softcover non-fiction book published in 1995, 50 pages in length, 107 black-and-white photographs, 25 black-and-white artworks, 11 color artworks and 8.25 x 11 inches in size.
The SBC Helldiver was an all-metal, two-seat scout-bomber biplane manufactured by Curtiss. It was the last combat biplane the Navy purchased and the last combat biplane manufactured in the United States. The two crewmen, pilot and radio operator/gunner, were housed in tandem cockpits enclosed by a sliding canopy and the turtledeck behind the rear cockpit could be folded down to allow the gunner to use his machine gun. The wings, rudder, elevators and flaps were fabric covered. The main landing gear retracted into wheel wells in the fuselage just forward of the lower wing and the tail wheel retracted into the fuselage.
This book tells the story of the SBC Helldiver mostly in well-captioned photos. Here is a summary of the major sections in this book:
- The French Connection
- Martinque, 1940
- Marine Corps Operations
- Table of SBC-3/SBC-4 Aircraft in Operational Service - 1937 to 1943