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OPERATION: Dive Bomber!            




 

  OPERATION:Dive Bomber!
  CAMPAIGN LEADER:Aurora-7
  SCALE:1:700 To 1:6
  START DATE:March 1st, 2016
  ENDS:October 1st, 2016
  ADDITIONAL INFO/IMAGES:Click here to view
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Dive Bomber Award!
This award signifies this person completed the Dive Bomber! Campaign

Operational Overview
The dive bombing as a tactic saw its initial development in the First World War and it came into maturity and peaked during the Second World War. During those years aircraft designs were created to specifically perform the dive bombing attacks and this build is centered on models that were classified as 'dive bomber'.

The Rules and Regs
Only kits of aircraft that were designated as dive bombers are to be used in this build. While fighters and some medium bombers performed the dive bombing action, they were not classified as dive bomber aircraft.

Here's a list of acceptable aircraft I found when searching the web aircraft classified as 'Dive Bomber'. This list is of aircraft designed and in service just prior to and during the Second World War and includes designs that were developed at the end and perhaps saw limited service just after the war. This list is in no way a definitive of acceptable aircraft but any other aircraft should be mentioned in the build forum for a discussion on whether it is an appropriate aircraft for this campaign.

1944 Aichi B7A Ryusei (Grace)
1940 Aichi D3A (Val)
1944 Aichi E16A Zuiun (Paul)
1943 Arado Ar E.340
1943 Blohm and Voss Bv P.192
1943 Brewster XA-32
1941 Brewster XSBA-1 / SBN-1
1941 CAC Woomera (A23)
1943 Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
1938 Curtiss SBC Helldiver
1941 Dornier Do 217
1941 Douglas A-24 Banshee
1944 Douglas BTD Destroyer
1938 Douglas SBD Dauntless
1943 Fairey Barracuda
1945 Fairey Spearfish
1942 Grumman TBF Avenger
1936 Henschel Hs 123
1945 Henschel Hs 132
1943 Junkers Ju 187
1937 Junkers Ju 87 (StuKa - Sturzkampfflugzeug)
1939 Junkers Ju 88
1945 Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK
1940 Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei (Lily)
1938 Latecoere 298
1939 Loire-Nieuport LN.401/LN.411 (LN.40)
1943 Messerschmitt Me 210
1938 Mitsubishi Ki-30 (Ann)
1940 Mitsubishi Ki-51 (Sonia)
1943 North American A-36 Apache (Invader)
1941 Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
1942 Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
1937 Vought SB2U Vindicator
1941 Vultee A-35 Vengeance
1944 Vultee XA-41
1942 Yokosuka D4Y Suisei (Judy)

Contest Element
One badge will be awarded for the completion of this build.

     
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PARTICIPANTS

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air-aset
alpha_tango
Aurora-7
Beauslx
Bill72255
bm4247
BoiseBlade
c4willy
dcandal
EHAM0624
eMan
Emeritus
kamadoma
Kilo_Uniform
klimmer
macotra4
md72
MichaelSatin
modelguy2
PrickleHead
RedwingNev
Serlone
SGTJKJ
vanize