> >(LCDR1635 wrote
> >Before I run out and by the first release of the SBD-3 and then try to
> >figure out how best to scratch up a twin gun mount (I want to build a
> >Guadalc***based SBD-4), does anyone know if AM plans a subsequent SBD-3
> >release with the twin .30 cal mount. )
> Run out and buy the AM SBD-5 instead! It has the twin rear gun mount.
> Happy modeling: ModelHawk
Lot more difference between the -4 and -5: cowling intake gone and only
one cooling flap per side, longer further aft accessory section vent,
reflector sight istead of tube than the -3 and -4: 24 volt system, factory
provision for ASB, twin .30 with factory stowage (also on late -3s)
Hamilton-Standard hydramatic prop (always sounded like a washing machine
name) instead of the counter weight prop.
You're probably right it would be easy to mix and match the parts from
both kits to make one -4 as the -5 din't get to the pacific till late
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