Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

Naval Dive Bomber

Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver © Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ©: Alastair T. Gardiner (Photos at airliners.net)
The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver is a single-engine two-seat carrier-based dive bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Curtiss-Wright Airplane Company.
The Curtiss Helldiver was also license-built in Canada by Fairchild-Canada and Canadian Car & Foundry.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelWright R-2600-20 Cyclone
Engine Power1417 kW1900 hp
Speed476 km/h257 kts
  296 mph
Service Ceiling8.870 m29.100 ft
Range1.874 km1.012 NM
1.165 mi.
Empty Weight4.784 kg10.547 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight7.537 kg16.616 lbs
Wing Span15,16 m49 ft 9 in
Wing Area39,2 m422 ft
Length11,18 m36 ft 8 in
Height4,01 m13 ft 2 in
First Flight18.12.1940
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1941-1945
Total Production7140
Data for (Version)Curtiss SB2C-4
VariantsSB2C-1, SB2C-1A, SB2C-1C, SB2C-3, S2BC-3E, SB2C-4, SB2C-4E, SB2C-5, SBF-1, SBW-1B, SBF-3, SBF-4E, SBW-5, A-25A Shrike, Helldiver I

[Photo-ID: 6479] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), J3-4/94, c/n 366, Karsten Palt, 2013Curtiss
SB2C-5 Helldiver
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: J3-4/94
c/n: 366
 
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 6480] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), J3-4/94, c/n 366, Karsten Palt, 2013Curtiss
SB2C-5 Helldiver
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: J3-4/94
c/n: 366
 
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 6481] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), J3-4/94, c/n 366, Karsten Palt, 2013Curtiss
SB2C-5 Helldiver
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: J3-4/94
c/n: 366
 
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 10256] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver, United States Navy, 83479, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Curtiss
SB2C-5 Helldiver
United States Navy
Reg.: 83479
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10257] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver, United States Navy, 83479, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Curtiss
SB2C-5 Helldiver
United States Navy
Reg.: 83479
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10258] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver, United States Navy, 83479, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Curtiss
SB2C-5 Helldiver
United States Navy
Reg.: 83479
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]