The Douglas Dauntless was a US Navy carrier-borne dive-bomber manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company at their El Segundo Plant between 1940 and 1944, during which time around 6000 aircraft were built. During this time, the Dauntless was the US Navy’s key dive bomber.
Here we see it as deployed aboard USS Lexington, nicknamed ‘Lady Lex’ in 1941. This highly decorated aircraft features silver fuselage and underwings with a deep yellow upper surface and leading edge. A brighter yellow has been applied to the tail surfaces and the propeller blade tips. The US Navy Star is printed in red, white and blue on both the upper and lower wing surfaces. Two bombs painted dark green sit under each wing while a larger one is positioned centrally under the aircraft body. A tiny detail below the cockpit sees a flying horse and Japanese rider printed in red and white. A kill, perhaps! Sadly USS Lexington was hit during a battle with the Japanese in the Coral Sea in May 1942 and she was scuttled to avoid capture.
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As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
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You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850