Airbrakes on the SBD Dauntless

Normally I am shooting the planes from the front or while they are in the air. This was the first time I had seen the back of the SBD Dauntless and could get a picture of the airbrakes partially deployed. These would be deployed when the pilot was dive bombing to keep them from reaching a terminal velocity and still be able to control their plane while diving on a target.

SBD Dauntless Airbrakes

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