Model, Static, Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from the U.S. Navy


  • Metal - overall
  • Plastic - propeller, canopy panes
  • Wood - wing bracing spacers


Model: 16.5 x 54.6 x 63.5cm (6 1/2 in. x 21 1/2 in. x 25 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


ca. 1940

Physical Description

Metal, plastic and wood exhibit model of a U.S. Navy Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver bomber aircraft in overall natural aluminum with yellow top of upper wing, blue tail surfaces, and red cowling, chevron on center top of upper wing and rear fuselage stripe color scheme; with detailed cockpit and retractable landing gear. 1/16 scale. Circa 1940.



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