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Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 12:57am

Land Based Bombers

Douglas A-20 Havok; in 1937 Greece sought a new modern fast light bomber and after rejecting the Bristol Blenheim it was decided to purchase 36 A-20s. Deliveries began in early 1938 and each three-seater is armed with four 7.92mm MGs fixed in the nose plus two in a dorsal mount and one ventral MG. Bombload is 4,000lbs.
Dimensions; 61ft 4in/ 47ft 11in/ 17ft 7in/ 465 sq ft; 2x 1,700hp Wright R-2600-A5B Twin Cyclone; max speed 339mph at 10,000ft; range 1,050 miles and service ceiling 23,700ft.

Northrop A-17 Nomad; in 1932 Greece ordered 36 two-seat A-17s to replace the Breguet Br.19 bombers then in service. The standard armament is four wing-mounted 7.92mm MGs and one dorsal MG plus a bombload of 1,200lbs. Twelve more have been built by KEA (NFA, National factory of Aviation) as the KEA K-4 during 1937 under licence equipped with cameras in the bomb bay for the reconnaissance role whilst retaining the underwing bomb racks.
Dimensions; 47ft 9in/ 32ft/ 11ft 10in; 1x 1,000hp Wright R-1820-G3 Cyclone; max speed 226mph; range 700 miles and service ceiling 19,400ft.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Sachmle" (Aug 20th 2013, 10:06am)