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Douglas A-20 Havoc

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Scinfaxi #1 Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:54 AM

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Welcome to another addition of Warplane Wednesday, where I bring attention to rare, unique, or just left out aircraft not featured in the game currently, and give it the spotlight for all to talk about and enjoy.

 

This week is a US light bomber that had as many roles as it did nations to operate it, its the Havoc!

 

The Douglas A-20 Havoc (company designation DB-7) was an American attack, light bomber, and intruder aircraft of World War II. It served with several Allied air forces, principally the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), the Soviet Air Forces (VVS), Soviet Naval Aviation (AVMF), and the Royal Air Force (RAF) of the United Kingdom. Soviet units received more than one in three (2,908 aircraft) of the DB-7s ultimately built. It was also used by the air forces of Australia, South Africa, France, and the Netherlands during the war, and by Brazil afterwards.

In British Commonwealth air forces, bomber/attack variants of the DB-7 were usually known by the service name Boston, while night fighter and intruder variants were usually known as Havoc. An exception to this was the Royal Australian Air Force, which referred to all variants of the DB-7 by the name Boston. The USAAF referred to night fighter variants as P-70.


 


 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_A-20_Havoc



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Pogo68 #2 Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:46 PM

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This was a favored plane of mine in IL-2 1946.
DICTA BOELCKE for WoWP
    1. Try to secure the upper hand before attacking.
    2. Always continue with an attack you have begun
    3. Open fire only at close range, and then only when the opponent is squarely in your sights
    4. You should always try to keep your eye on your opponent, and never let yourself be deceived by ruses
    5. In any type of attack, it is essential to assail your opponent from behind
    6. If your opponent dives on you, do not try run away from his attack, but fly to meet it
    7. When over the enemy's lines, always remember your own line of retreat
    8. It is better to attack in groups of four or six. Avoid two aircraft attacking the same opponent

mnbv_fockewulfe #3 Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:45 AM

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A-26B is pretty close to the A-20 right?

Dat nose

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Pogo68 #4 Posted 18 August 2017 - 04:26 AM

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Close.

The A-26 was a follow on to the A-20

They kinda look the similar but they are actually fairly different.

It is said that the A-26 was built in response to a letter that listed the things that were found to be weak points of the A-20.

Namely the fuselage was too narrow to allow the crew to move between their positions, weak defensive armaments, inability to dive bomb, too long landing and take off distances and it was too slow for 1942.

 

Both were co designed by Ed Heinemann who also helped design the Dauntless, Skyraider, A-4 Skyhawk and was later the VP of Engineering at General Dynamics when they were designing the F-16.

Heinemann says his approach to aircraft design was take the most powerful available engine and build a plane around it.


Edited by Pogo68, 18 August 2017 - 04:44 AM.

DICTA BOELCKE for WoWP
    1. Try to secure the upper hand before attacking.
    2. Always continue with an attack you have begun
    3. Open fire only at close range, and then only when the opponent is squarely in your sights
    4. You should always try to keep your eye on your opponent, and never let yourself be deceived by ruses
    5. In any type of attack, it is essential to assail your opponent from behind
    6. If your opponent dives on you, do not try run away from his attack, but fly to meet it
    7. When over the enemy's lines, always remember your own line of retreat
    8. It is better to attack in groups of four or six. Avoid two aircraft attacking the same opponent

FlakValleyExpress #5 Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:34 PM

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Im not sure, but this aircraft maybe in the new conquest mode whenever it is released. We have to wait and see on the soon™

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