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Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver
No.421 SB2C-5
RedPlane.png Carrier-based Dive Bomber
Effects: Firepower+2 Bombing+12 AA+2 ASW+6 Accuracy+2 Evasion+2 LoS+4
Combat Radius: 6 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 7)
Scrap value: Fuel 3 Ammo 5 Bauxite 7 (Unbuildable)

Equipment Card SB2C-5.png

Equipment Character SB2C-5.png

Equipment Item SB2C-5.png

Equipment Full SB2C-5.png

Refittable Class
Coastal Defense Ship Destroyer
Light Cruiser Torpedo Cruiser
Heavy Cruiser Training Cruiser
Aviation Cruiser Fast Battleship
Battleship Aviation Battleship
Light Carrier Standard Aircraft Carrier
Armored Carrier Seaplane Tender
Submarine Aircraft Carrying Submarine
Submarine Tender Fleet Oiler
Repair Ship Amphibious Assault Ship



This plane is the latest late-war upgraded version of the last true dive-bomber developed by the US to replace the masterpiece SBD.
The tough and powerful SB2C dive-bomber has been further upgraded to have even greater offensive ability.
It was eventually superseded by the era of fighter-bombers and, although it was only deployed to the front for a short time, continued to be operated by foreign militaries after the war.


Dive Bombers are one of the main types of plane used by CV(B/L). Their main role is to do damage during the Airstrike, with their "Dive Bombing" Dive Bomber Attack stat being the most important factor in this regard. Dive Bombers are additionally needed for dealing damage during day Shelling, especially for Aircraft Carrier Cut-Ins (CVCI).

This dive bomber has the ability to target installations during shelling.


How To Obtain

Ranking reward for:

  • May 2021: 1-5 (★+5), 6-20 (★+5), 21-100
  • Oct 2021: 1-5 (★+5), 6-20 (★+4)
  • Sep 2022: 1-5 (★+5), 6-20 (★+4)

Updates History

  • 2021-06-30: Implemented as ranking reward
  • 2021-07-15: Ability to target Installations added

Fit Bonuses

Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Line of Sight Armor Evasion Note
IntrepidIntrepid (★0-4) +3
(★5-MAX) +4
(★0-4) +2
(★5-MAX) +3
Ark RoyalArk Royal (★0-4) +1
(★5-MAX) +2
Gambier BayGambier Bay (★0-4) -2 -1
(★5-MAX) +1 -2 -1
Other Light Carriers -2 -2 -1


Improvement Improved effects
Dive Bomber 1★ 2★ 3★ 4★ 5★ 6★ 7★ 8★ 9★ Max★
Dive Bomber Attack 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0
Anti-Submarine Warfare 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0


  • The SB2C-5 implemented in KanColle is from VB-10. This particular plane model and squadron is credited with attacking and sinking remnants of the Japanese fleet at Kure as well as participating in Operation Ten-Go where they assisted in sinking Yamato, Yahagi, Isokaze, Hamakaze, and Asashimo on the doomed mission.

See Also