1/48 S-4805-300 Nichimo Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless - For Motorizing - VS-5 USS Yorktown at the Battle of Midway June 1942
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
Earlier issue with high gloss box top and great box artwork. The kit is intended to be motorized with the Mabuchi Mini-Baby motor. Like almost all of these kits, the motor is not included. The box art shows an aircraft from the Essex. The paint guide shows this aircraft and two others, but decals were not furnished by Nichimo for the Essex aircraft - Just the Yorktown Midway aircraft. The kit is actually a near-copy of the Monogram SBD with engineering changes for motorized propeller drive, operating dive brakes, trigger released center bomb, retracting/extending landing gear, rear machine gun elevates and rotates. Also includes figures of the armorer, LSO (landing signal officer), 2 bombs, bomb cart, and LSO wind screen. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box appears better than the 'fair' box grade. It is graded that low because there is significant lithograph damage to three of the box sides (due to tape pulls).
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