"Slow But Deadly" by steelrazer ()
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From mid 1940 to 1944, the US Navy's main carrier based scout/dive bomber aircraft was the Douglas SBD Dauntless. The Dauntless gained notoriety as the bomber that took down a number of Japanese aircraft carriers, notably the IJN Akagi in the battle of Midway. The list of performance advantages of the Dauntless reads like an Academy Awards presentation for aircraft : good handling and maneuverability, long range, rugged and durable, it could carry a devastating bomb load, was very effective as a dive bomber in delivering its payload, and had good defensive armament. What more could a commander ask for in an aircraft? It was nicknamed "Slow But Deadly...and for good reason!
Ships: RPublishing (created by BeyondVR), and Briney.
Excellent Douglas SBD Dauntless model by Neil Wilson available free at sharecg. Thank you Neil, rest in piece.
Pilots Gen8 male figure, flight gear from adh3d and other.
Models set up in PoserPro, C4d, and DazStudio; composed, lighted, some texture adjustments, and rendered in DazStudio; finished in PsCs3 (only brightness adjustments.)