Vought Dive Bomber (oz409)
About this Plan
Vought Dive Bomber. Rubber scale model biplane.
Note previously wrongly listed as from Comet, this plan is from Continental Model Airplane Co.
Update 20/12/2019: Added alternate plan scan, thanks to Pit. This looks much more original, with correct title block, but it is a low res scan, at 100 dpi in greyscale.
Supplementary file notes
Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)?
That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction
Vought Dive Bomber
by H Appel
Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Military Bomber Kit
all formers complete :)
Found online 18/04/2011 at:
Format: • PDFbitmap
Credit*: Planeman, Pit
Vought_SBU_Corsair | help
see Wikipedia | search Outerzone
ScaleType: This (oz409) is a scale plan. Where possible we link scale plans to Wikipedia, using a text string called ScaleType.
If we got this right, you now have a couple of direct links (above) to 1. see the Wikipedia page, and 2. search Oz for more plans of this type. If we didn't, then see below.
ScaleType is formed from the last part of the Wikipedia page address, which here is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_SBU_Corsair
Wikipedia page addresses may well change over time.
For more obscure types, there currently will be no Wiki page found. We tag these cases as ScaleType = NotFound. These will change over time.
Corrections? Use the correction form to tell us the new/better ScaleType link we should be using. Thanks.
Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email email@example.com
User commentsIs this a real Comet plan?
LarryR - 20/12/2019
No, it's a Continental Model Airplane Co, Brooklyn NY, kit. Mailed the correct Continental plan.
Pit - 20/12/2019
Thanks, have listed this plan now as from Continental.
SteveWMD - 20/12/2019
I’ve always been under the impression that the Continental Model Airplane Company was a tiny “mom n’ pop” outfit that did quite well for itself during the ‘30’s and ‘40’s, but eventually succumbed to retail pressure of big competition. I’m certain many modelers believe they were eventually absorbed by Comet, although I’ve never encountered anything to validate that belief. The Continental Model Airplane Company may be gone, but it is certainly not forgotten, thanks to Outerzone.
Decided to try my hand at one of their designs, in this case, the Vought Dive Bomber (oz409), a nice dime-scale model (15” wingspan) that was in truth a pre-war fleet scout aircraft known as the Vought SBU-1 Corsair (Vought had an affection for the name Corsair as many of their designs were so labeled). It was retired from fleet service in 1941 and thereafter relegated to training duties.
Model is a straight-forward build with only the landing gear posing a momentary mind-challenge. Finish is that of an aircraft serving with VS-41 aboard the USS Ranger (CV-4). Pre-war American military aircraft schemes were intended to be colorful as part of a public-relations effort...intended to catch the public’s eye. ”This is where your tax dollars are going.”
Thank you, Steve and Mary for all you do for this hobby. Your efforts are very much appreciated by everyone!
Neal Green - 05/01/2021
Add a comment
* Credit field
The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.
This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.
© Outerzone, 2011-2021.
All content is free to download for personal use.
For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.