Spring 1949 - At least 41 Helldivers (some sources mention 42) are obtained from surplus United States Navy stocks. Squadron 336 is equipped with them.
Aug. 1949 - The Helldivers are used in the final operations of the civil war.
6 Sep. 1949 - 18 Helldivers perform a fake dive-bombing show at the center of Athens.
1953 - The Helldivers are retired from the Greek airforce.
Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver dive-bomber
Origin: United States
Crew: 2 (pilot and radio operator / gunner)
Wingspan: 15.16 m
Length: 10.90 m
Height: 3.94 m
Range: 1,773 km
Wing area: 39.2 m²
Weight: Empty 4,870 kg, loaded 6,202 kg, max. takeoff 7,471 kg
Powerplant: 1× Wright R-2600-20 Cyclone radial engine, 1,900 hp (1,400 kW)
Speed: 473 km/h at 4,940 m
Service ceiling: 7,240 m
Rate of climb: 8.9 m/s
Armament: wings 2x20mm, rear cockpit 2x7.62mm Browning MGs, internal bay 450 kg of bombs, underwing hardpoints 450 kg of bombs and 8 rockets or 2 napalm bombs (The American navy used it as a torpedo bomber too)
For gamers and game designers
The helldiver is by far the most modern and most accurate bomber of the RHAF in 1949. It can make rocket, torpedo, bomb and napalm strikes against ground targets, and does not have any opposition during the civil war, apart from the few antiaircraft guns of the communists.
All Greek helldivers were painted in semi-gloss Sea Blue overall. They wore white serials on the rear fuselage and under the wing. Some were seen also with single tail-numbers on the top of the fin and engine cowling
(2: 3480, 6: 9386, 8: 3353, 9: 3329, 10: 3719, 11: 9250, 15: 9193, 17: 3350).
A MS Flight Simulator model of the Greek Helldiver made by Manuele Villa:
A model from IPMS Hellas 2007: