SB2C-1c Helldiver

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General info

SB2C-1c Helldiver in the Garage.

The SB2C-1c Helldiver is a Rank III American dive bomber with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB) and 3.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.51 "Cold Steel".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has the ability to dive bomb and level bomb.
  • Armed with a powerful pair of 20mm AN/M2 cannons.
  • Access to air brakes.
  • Similar play style as the the SBD-3 and the TBF-1c.
  • Decent durability.
  • Next to no performance penalty when carrying bombs.
  • Air frame can withstand high speed.
  • Defensive gunner has a wide coverage.
  • Internal payload.
  • Pinpoint dive bomb accuracy.
  • Can be an effective bomber hunter.

Cons:

  • Wing mounted armaments tend to be inaccurate sometimes.
  • Maximum payload is lower than both the SBD-3 and the TBF-1c.
  • Suffers from huge performance penalty when carrying a torpedo.
  • Slow.
  • Elevator tend to wildly sway after a maneuver, a trait shared by the TBF-1c.
  • Defensive armament is ineffective against armored foes.
  • Payload is ineffective against bases.

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 2 x 20 mm AN/M2 cannon, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)

Defensive armaments

  • 2 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, rear turret (2,000 rpg = 4,000 total)

Payloads

  • 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 1 x 2216 lb Mk.13 torpedo
  • 1 x 2216 lb Mk.13/44 torpedo
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
  • 1 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb

Armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
  • 11.11 mm Steel plate behind pilot.
  • 6.35 mm Steel plate on fuselage in front of cockpit.
  • 6.35 mm Steel plates on rear machine gun.

Crew

  • Pilot
  • Gunner

Total: 2 crew members

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Wright R-2600-8 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1373 hp (Stock), ___ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1538 hp (Stock), ___ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 934 kg
Name: Wright R-2600-8 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1357 hp (Stock), ___ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1522 hp (Stock), ___ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 934 kg
Name: Wright R-2600-8 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1357 hp (Stock), ___ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1522 hp (Stock), ___ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 934 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 430 km/h
    • at height: 4,084 m
  • Max altitude: 7,700 m
  • Turn Time: 24.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 2.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 300 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 450 km/h
    • at height: 4,084 m
  • Max altitude: 7,700 m
  • Turn Time: 23.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 6.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 300 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 415 km/h
    • at height: 4,084 m
  • Max altitude: 7,700 m
  • Turn Time: 25.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 3.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 300 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 4,084 m
  • Max altitude: 7,700 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 300 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 415 km/h
    • at height: 4,084 m
  • Max altitude: 7,700 m
  • Turn Time: 25.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 3.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 300 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 4,084 m
  • Max altitude: 7,700 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 300 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)




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3
4
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6
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9
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0.34
0.68
1.02
1.36
1.7
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP

Supercharger Stage #2: 100%

Supercharger Stage #2: WEP



Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

The SB2C-1c Helldiver was a carrier-based dive bomber made by the Curtiss company. The aircraft had been produced from 1943-1945. It was meant to replace the Douglas SBD Dauntless as a much faster alternative to the SBD Dauntless though it sacrificed mobility. Many of the crews of the SB2C-1c Helldiver nicked named this aircraft "Big-Tailed Beast", "Two-Cee", and Son of a Bitch Second Class due to the horrible turning capabilities of the aircraft. The aircraft mainly saw service in the United States Navy, United States Army Air Forces, French Air Force, and Royal Thai Air Force. It was a much larger version of the SBD Dauntless but many of the pilots that flew the SB2C-1c were disappointed with the turning capability which led many pilots to go back to the outdated SBD Dauntless as it had better turning but less speed but many pilots preferred it rather than the SB2C-1c. A total of 7,140 aircraft were produced in total from 1943-1945.

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the ___ from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-usa.png SB2C-1c Helldiver
Nation USA
Type Torpedo Bomber
Dive Bomber
Light Bomber
Fighting style Ground Attack
Bombing

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~5171 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~6061 kg
Takeoff Weight ~6838 kg
Wing Area ~39 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes yes
Arrestor Gear yes
Statistics
Power per Engine 1500 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~450.36 kph at 4084 m
Climb Rate ~6.12 m/s
Turn Time ~23.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~132.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~11400 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~13362 lb
Takeoff Weight ~15075 lb
Wing Area ~422 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes yes
Arrestor Gear yes
Statistics
Power per Engine 1500 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~279.84 mph at 13400 m
Climb Rate 20.08 ft/s
Turn Time 23.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~27.04 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x AN/M2 200 rpg
2 x Browning 2000 rpg
Payload Option 1
2 x 💣 250 lbs Bomb
Payload Option 2
1 x 22.5 2216 lbs Mk.13 /without wooden breakaway protection torpedo
Payload Option 3
1 x 22.5 2216 lbs Mk.13 /late torpedo
Payload Option 4
2 x 💣 500 lbs Bomb
Payload Option 5
1 x 💣 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 Bomb
Limits
Max Speed limit 656 kph
Gear lmit 333 kph
Combat Flaps 520 kph
Max static +G's ~8
Max static -G's ~4
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <257 kph
Rudder <350 kph
Elevators <380 kph
Radiator >250 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 408 mph
Gear lmit 207 mph
Combat Flaps 323 mph
Max static +G's ~8
Max static -G's ~4
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <160 mph
Rudder <217 mph
Elevators <236 mph
Radiator >155 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is controllable
has automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
1829 m
6001 ft
100% Enginepower 1500 hp
WEP Enginepower 1665 hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
3962 m
12999 ft
100% Enginepower 1350 hp
WEP Enginepower 1499 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)