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Douglas A-20 Havoc
Technical Information

Background
The A-20 Havoc was a robust aircraft, highly regarded by pilots in terms of durability, saftey and ease of flight. In the Pacific, was used as a low level straffers and parafrag bomber and fly more missions than any other Fifth Air Force bomber type. One of its only drawbacks was a limited fuel range worst represented by the April 16, 1944 "Black Sunday" mission when many A-20s were lost in New Guinea. The type was in service throught WWII, but was gradually replaced by the A-26 at the end of the war.

DB-7 Export Version
The prototype Douglas DB-7 first flew in December 1938, and subsequent versions were the most produced of all American aircraft in the "attack" category. Amongst the many variants, DB-7s operated with the French and Russian Air Forces. In service with the RAAF and RAF were nicknamed "Bostons".

Service with USN
In service with the USN, it had the designation BD-1s and -2s with the USN, while numerous versions of A-20s, P-70s and F-3s served with the USAAC.

P-70
Radar equipped and additional nose guns.

Production
A-20 production halted in September 1944 with more than 7,000 built for the US and the Allies.

Technical Details
Crew  Two or Three (pilot, top turret, radio)
Engine  2 x 14 Cylinder Pratt & Whitney Radial Engines with three bladed propellers
Span  61' 4"
Length  47' 11"
Height  17' 7"
MaximumSpeed  317 mph
Range  945 miles
Armament  (nose) 6 x .50 cal, (Top Turret) 2 x .50 cal, (Rear) 1x .50 cal
Bombload  up to 4,,000 lbs

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