Italian Air Force, Curtiss SB2C Helldiver The Curtiss SB2C replaced the Douglas SBD in Nov of 1943, Not well received by most Naval Dive Bomber pilots who didnt think it was a fitting replacement for the sturdy reliable and well liked SBD. Called the Son of a Bitch 2nd Class, The Beast and the Big Assed Bird. Textures exclusively for two SB2C Helldivers of the 86th Gruppo Antisom (Antisubmarine Warfare) of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italian Air Force), Grottaglie Airport (TA), Italy, 1954 55 and one of the Italian Navy (M. M. I. Marina Militare Italiana) during the crews initial training at NAAS Cabaniss Field, Corpus Christi TX, 1951. These textures require the original freeware CFS2 FS2000 2K2 Flightsim FS2004 FS9 SB2C (1US_SB2C-4. zip) downloadable at http: www. avhistory. org. Textures repaint by Manuele Villa.