This is a SBD Dauntless Plastic Model Kit from Revell. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older

Revell-Monogram Dauntless Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #855249
 Revell-Monogram # rmx855249
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Revell-Monogram Item # rmx855249
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1:48
  • Length: 7-3/4" (197mm)
  • Wingspan: 10" (254mm)
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855249
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"Takes some work"
I enjoyed this kit overall. There were some problems with fit, so you will have to modify the parts to come together properly. Also, the air brakes were a bit problematic at first, but once you get them fit together, they open and close together nicely. Extra figures can add more background story to the model if you want. Finally, directions were clear and concise.

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  • A stunning model replica built with injection molded plastic parts, beautifully scribed with impressive details! Retractable landing gear and movable wing flaps.
  • Armaments include a moveable machine gun and dropping bomb.
  • Pilot, gunner, deck handler, and signal officer figures.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated assembly guide.


  • Scale: 1:48
  • Length: 7-3/4" (197mm)
  • Wingspan: 10" (254mm)
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855249

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"The Perfect Aircraft Kit"
johncpo41 (www.hobbiesinabarn)
The model fills the gap within the model aircraft selections. The kit is well designed for the beginner or advanced modeler and with easy to read instructions and concise diagrams the kit will go together with out any major problems. As shown the dive brakes can be shown either out of in and the landing gear is detailed enough to have shown in the down position. The details are enough to show off some of the actual aircraft.

"back to the good old days"
This was the first Monogram kit I ever built back in the late fifties after having done a number of Revell kits. It was the first WWII kit I built. I was pleased with all the moving parts, something new. I ended up building all the navy WWII Monogram kits of the time. it was my first exposure to a specific scale, as revel kits at the time didn't say much on that subject. The kit has worn its age well. Compared to more recently issued kits, it doesn't have a lot of detail at all; but the parts fit together well and is a great kit for a young novice builder. I find (in all kits) the action figures a bit hokey. The price of the old Monogram kits now issued to be a very good bargain for a social security guy, even with the lack of detail. A very nice kit for the money.

"Dauntless SBD"
skippykeesler (Edwardsville ILL)
I had no problems building this kit at all.The fit was execellent.I took my dremel tool and a small drill bit and drilled out all of the holes in the flaps and dive brakes.I added a little extera details to the cockpit using left over photo-etch parts from other kits. I was a little disappointed with the decal sheet.(content only not quality),I left out the old toy like bomb release and filled these holes with putty,and installed a different bomb.This kit with a little work produces a very good looking model.I of course especially like the price.You can see my completed model in the users gallery. I would recommend this kit.If you would like other decals or a different color scheme you will have to buy a aftermarket sheet,but you can still build this kit and add an aftermarket decal sheet for less than you will pay for most other kits of this aircraft.Finish on mine is Testors Model Master Paints,and weathering was done with pastels.


  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for 2 Variations
  • 1: USS Wasp, Guadalcanal, 7 Aug. 1942
  • 2: No. 25 squadron RNZAF, Seagrove, New Zealand, July 1943

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