General info for SBD-3

  • Country USA
  • Vehicle role Dive Bomber / Naval Bomber
  • Rank 1
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 2
    • realistic battles 2.3
    • simulator battles 1.7

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Price 6,300€
  • Wp bonus 40%
  • Exp bonus 106%
  • Max speed 439 km/h
  • Turn time 25.5 s
  • Training cost 1,800€
  • Climb speed 9.8 m/s
  • Airfield len 291 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 1.10 kg/s
  • Max altitude 5700 m
  • Max speed alt 4500 m
  • Weapon presets 2
  • Full repair cost 450€
  • Weapon
    12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun x2 (Ammo: 360) Reload Time 20s
    Turret: 7.62 mm Browning machine gun x2 (Ammo: 2000) Reload Time 15s
    1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb x1
    100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb x2
  • Full repair time crew 20m
Realistic Battles
  • Price 6,300€
  • Wp bonus 120%
  • Exp bonus 106%
  • Max speed 439 km/h
  • Turn time 25.5 s
  • Training cost 1,800€
  • Climb speed 9.8 m/s
  • Airfield len 291 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 1.10 kg/s
  • Max altitude 5700 m
  • Max speed alt 4500 m
  • Weapon presets 2
  • Full repair cost 837€
  • Weapon
    12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun x2 (Ammo: 360) Reload Time 20s
    Turret: 7.62 mm Browning machine gun x2 (Ammo: 2000) Reload Time 15s
    1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb x1
    100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb x2
  • Full repair time crew 33m
Simulator Battles
  • Price 6,300€
  • Wp bonus 180%
  • Exp bonus 106%
  • Max speed 439 km/h
  • Turn time 25.5 s
  • Training cost 1,800€
  • Climb speed 9.8 m/s
  • Airfield len 291 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 1.10 kg/s
  • Max altitude 5700 m
  • Max speed alt 4500 m
  • Weapon presets 2
  • Full repair cost 648€
  • Weapon
    12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun x2 (Ammo: 360) Reload Time 20s
    Turret: 7.62 mm Browning machine gun x2 (Ammo: 2000) Reload Time 15s
    1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb x1
    100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb x2
  • Full repair time crew 32m

SBD-3 / statistics for the last 1 month

These may be very different from the real, because we are monitoring only those players who use our site.

Arcade Battles
  • Battles 338
  • Win rate 70.69%
  • Air frags per battle 1.64
  • Air frags per death 1.9
  • Ground frags per battle 2.33
  • Ground frags per death 2.78
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 306
  • Win rate 70.43%
  • Air frags per battle 0.36
  • Air frags per death 0.19
  • Ground frags per battle 2.35
  • Ground frags per death 1.27
Simulator Battles
  • Battles N/A
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle N/A
  • Ground frags per death N/A

Wiki info about SBD-3

Official War Thunder wiki

A carrier-based dive-bomber/reconnaissance aircraft. The most well-known U.S. Navy bomber, and perhaps the most significant dive-bomber of the war. Despite the fact that the decision to write off the SBD as outdated was made before the war, the bomber was still actively involved in combat, and in 1942 it sunk more enemy ships than all other Navy aircraft combined. Originally, the series was called the XBT, and showed as many innovations as it did drawbacks. This aircraft had a revolutionary honeycomb wing structure and a reasonably small fuselage. But its wings could not be folded, and occasionally it would spontaneously go into a barrel roll, which caused a series of catastrophic accidents. After intensive research in conjunction with NACA, the dive-bomber was radically redesigned, most of its shortcomings were removed, and it was named the Scout Bomber. The SBD-3 variant was a Scout Bomber which was finally fit for combat. It had self-sealing fuel tanks, armor, and bulletproof cockpit glass. To keep its performance characteristics, the aircraft’s weight was reduced by replacing its duralumin sheeting with a much lighter material. Also, all the equipment designed to keep the plane afloat in the event of a water landing was removed. Soldiers dubbed the SBD the “Slow But Deadly.” This aircraft destroyed the pride of the Japanese carrier force at the Battle of Midway, inflicting damage from which the Japanese Imperial Navy was never able to recover.