The Douglas SBD Dauntless was easily the most famous US Navy bomber of World
War II, and possibly the most important dive bomber flown by any combatant
during World War II. At the outbreak of World War II, the Slow But Deadly
Dauntless was considered by many to be obsolete.
The Dauntless was the only US aircraft to participate in all five Naval
engagements that were fought exclusively between aircraft carriers, and despite
having been marked for retirement even before the war began, the Dauntless sunk
more enemy shipping during 1942 than all other aircraft combined.
Built only for FSX SP1, SP2 and Acceleration (no planned version for FS9), the
SBD Dauntless has a highly detailed virtual cockpit complete with 3d gauges and
authentic textures, as well as switches to arm and drop the bomb.
With animations present and correct, including the crucial tail hook for
those carrier landings. The authentic sound recordings also adds to the
immersion as you open up the throttle and watch how the self shadowing, bump
mapping and spectacular highlights bring any of the 6 carefully selected paint
schemes to life.