View Full Version : A Question on the SBD Dauntless

11-01-2004, 11:53 AM
Does anyone know whether the SBD Dauntless had folding wings? I noticed we have two variants of it flyable, the 3 and the 5. I looked at the wingroots, and there seems to be a hinge on the top that looks like the wing would fold up in a manner similar to the Corsair.

I'll probably due a little personal research to confirm whether they did or not, but any information people may have would be appreciated.

11-01-2004, 11:58 AM
Sorry no wing fold for the SBD, in real life, or the sim http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-01-2004, 12:00 PM
No, they did not.


11-01-2004, 01:49 PM
"Because Dauntlesses did not have folding wings, they were often suspended by their hoist cables from the overhead in the hangar bays of carriers. This cable remained in the aircraft at all times."