Author Topic: Douglas A-20 Havoc, DB7, Boston, BD1, and BD-2  (Read 13691 times)

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Re: Douglas A-20 Havoc, DB7, Boston, BD1, and BD-2
« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2020, 03:58:30 PM »
ive been playing with the idea to (re)build a Belgian DB7, as they were ordered in 1939.
they were never delivred and the aircraft were transfered to the RAF, i think these were designated Boston Mk.I.
on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
-various other 1/72 and 1/144 aircraft

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Re: Douglas A-20 Havoc, DB7, Boston, BD1, and BD-2
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2020, 03:18:03 AM »
That would look good.
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Re: Douglas A-20 Havoc, DB7, Boston, BD1, and BD-2
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2020, 03:20:54 AM »
Does anyone know if there was ever a floatplane version of the A-20 or its family?  I ask since I was recently looking at theBristol BolingbrokeMk III and Fokker T.VIII and noted that they were both about the same size, configuration and timeframe as the Boston and thus the old brain cells started working...



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Re: Douglas A-20 Havoc, DB7, Boston, BD1, and BD-2
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2020, 08:54:50 AM »
Well if you did put floats on an A-20, they would have to be as big as the ones put on the XC-47C, gross weights were very close to being the same.

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Re: Douglas A-20 Havoc, DB7, Boston, BD1, and BD-2
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2020, 02:07:26 AM »
Quite possibly - pity there doesn't appear to be a 1/48 XC-47C conversion available.

I suppose I could use a 1/48 Model Design Construction Junkers Ju 52-3m Floatplane Conversion to get something of appropriate size and look:



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Re: Douglas A-20 Havoc, DB7, Boston, BD1, and BD-2
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2020, 03:07:36 AM »
Quite possibly - pity there doesn't appear to be a 1/48 XC-47C conversion available.

I suppose I could use a 1/48 Model Design Construction Junkers Ju 52-3m Floatplane Conversion to get something of appropriate size and look:





I think those would work very well Greg.  Some time ago I got this from somewhere, possibly the owner of Khee-Kha Art Products. It can be up or down scaled.

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Re: Douglas A-20 Havoc, DB7, Boston, BD1, and BD-2
« Reply #56 on: December 17, 2020, 02:24:20 AM »
The XA-20F was a single A-20A (39-725) fitted with upper and lower General Electric remotely-controlled power turrets, each mounting a pair of 0.5-inch machine guns. The turrets were controlled from a single sighting station. Although this experimental turret arrangement was not introduced onto the A-20 production line, it did provide valuable information for the later A-26 Invader program. Later, the aircraft was modified at Wright Field with a single fixed forward-firing 37-mm cannon in the nose.



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