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Hobby Master HA2207 1:72 SB2C-4 Helldiver VB-83, USS Essex "White 207"

Regular price $149.99
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The SB2C Helldiver was commonly referred to as “The Beast” because of its size and
rather poor handling characteristics. Even with new variants and upgrades the Helldiver
never received the credit and respect it deserved. The most produced variant was the
“4” with the SB2C-4E equipped with an AN/APS-4 radar pod mounted under the
starboard wing for air search. It flew faster and further than the Avenger, except for
range it beat the SBD in every category. Its cruising speed was only 2 mph slower than
the famous Hellcat.

In early 1945 USS Essex and her aircraft became part of Operation Iceberg, the
invasion of Okinawa. The battle lasted a total of 82 days from April 1, 1945 until June
22, 1945. VB-83 Helldivers and VT-83 Avengers were tasked with shipping strikes, anti-
submarine patrols and ground support of troops. On April 5, 1945 VB-83 Helldivers and
VT-83 Avengers were heavily involved in sinking one of the two largest battleships in
the world, Yamato.

Shipping, Returns + Local Pickup


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Please exercise caution when removing your items from the packaging. Diecast models are very delicate. Propellers, antennas, and canopies will break easily if not handled with care. MTS inspects all items for damage prior to shipment. If you receive a damaged item, please contact MTS within 7 days of the shipping date at 937-320-1428 or email, we will determine if a claim needs to be filed with the shipping company.

If you would like to return or exchange an undamaged item, please contact MTS within 14 days of the shipping date at 937-320-1428 or email to start the return process. Once your item is returned to us, it will be inspected to ensure it is returned to us in a salable condition in the complete original packaging. You will receive a full refund for the item purchased but the original shipping charges are non-refundable.

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