Douglas A-20 Havoc Bomber Plane
The Douglas DB-7 Havoc was an American fighter bomber designed by Ed Heinemann just before WW2, the design proved to be highly adaptable, and in many respects handled more like a fighter than a bomber, consequently it was very popular with it's pilots. The Douglas A-20 Havoc's primary users were the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and the United States. The Douglas A-20 was used by the RAF and Common-Wealth forces in a night-fighter role as the "Havoc" and as a light bomber as the "Boston" (all RAF medium to heavy bombers were named after towns), US forces called the aircraft the "A-20" Havoc.
A total of 7,478 Douglas DB-7's were produced between 1939 and 1944 and the type remained operational to the end of WW2.
Douglas DB-7B Havoc Specifications:
- Crew: Two or three depending on role
- Length: 47 ft 11 in (14.63 m)
- Wingspan: 61 ft 4 in (18.69 m)
- Height: 17 ft 7 in (5.36 m)
- Empty weight: 15,051 lb (6,827 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 20,320 lb (9,215 kg)
- Engines: Twin 1,700 hp (1,200 kW) Wright R-2600-A5B "Double Cyclone" radial engines
- Maximum speed: 339 mph (295 knots, 546 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m)
- Range: 1,050 mi (912 nm, 1,690 km)
- Service ceiling 23,700 ft (7,225 m)
- Rate of climb: 2,000 ft/min (10.2 m/s)
Douglas DB-7B Havoc Armament:
- Four fixed nose mounted 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns
- Two dorsal mounted 0.303 in Browning machine guns
- Single ventrally mounted 0.303 in Vickers K machine gun
- 4,000 lb (1,900 kg) of bombs
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