Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA0172
Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless Diecast Model
USMC VMB-1, MCB Quantico, VA, 1940
Originally activated as VB-6M the unit was re-designated VMB-1 in 1937. In late 1940 VMB-1 was the second Marine unit to receive the new Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless. Because mid-1940 was a relatively quiet period for the Marines VMB-1 its 19 SBD-1s were stationed at Quantico, Virginia learning the intricacies of the new aircraft and learning amphibious assault support tactics. On July 1, 1942 they were once again re-designated as VMSB-132. SBD-1 BuNo. 1616 at Chula Vista, California on August 10, 1942.
1:72 Scale Length 5.5" Width 7"