Watch the World War II training film used to familiarize new pilots with the
Douglas A-20 Havoc (Boston) bomber "live" over the Internet
Douglas A-20 Havoc Attack BomberFlying the A-20 Bomber (20:00 -- 1943--B&W)-
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Flown as "the Boston" by the Brits on tree top level 'ramrod' raids over the Continent and as the "Havoc" by the US Army Air Corps skimming the jungles of SE Asia, this magnificent attack bomber is one of the most under appreciated aircraft of World War II.
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Vital Statistics

Type: Two/Three seat attack bomber

Powerplant: Two 1,600 hp (1193-kW) Wright R-2600-23 Double Cyclone radial piston engines

Performance

Maximum Speed: 339 mph (546 km/h) at 12,400 ft (3780m)

Cruising Speed 272 mph (439/kmh)

Climb (Initial): 2,910 (887m) ft /min

Service Ceiling: 25,800 ft (7865m)

Range: 1,090 miles (1754 km) with normal bomb load

Weights:

Empty: 15,984 lb (7265 kg)

Max Overload: 27,200lb (12338 kg)

Dimensions

Span: 61 ft 4 in (18.69m)

Length: 48 ft (14.63m)

Height: 17 ft 7 in (5.36m)

Wing Area: 464 sq ft (43.11m2)

Armament

6 X 0.5-in (12.7mm) machine guns in nose, 2x0.5-in (12.7mm) in power operated dorsal turret, 1 X 0.5-in (12.7mm) in ventral position

Bomb Load: 3,000lb (1364kg)

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Don't miss our A-20/A-26 DVD

Photo of three crewmen with their Douglas A-20 Havoc "Boomerang, 416th Bomb group from the video " A-20 Havocs in Color with 416th Bomb Group Scrapbook""

From the 416th Bomb Group Scrapbook

*A-26 Invaders Attack! (21:00 Color, 1945) ) New Exclusive production from Military Arts Pictures. Legendary SFP 186 combat cameramen rode along with 416th bomb Group A-26 Invaders during March and April, 1945 with color film loaded in their cameras. The results are some of the most beautiful and dramatic footage to come out of the World War II.

* A-20 Havocs in Color with 416th Bomb Group Scrapbook (20:00 Color film with Black & White stills) New Exclusive production Rare color footage of 416th Bomb Group A-20 Havocs (aka Bostons) taken before the Group transition to A-26s in the fall of 1944 -- plus many memorable still photos from Group photog, Sargent Cachat.

* Flying the A-20 Bomber (20:00 --1943, B&W) Flown as "the Boston" by the Brits on daring hedge hopping low level '"ramrod' raids over the Continent and as the "Havoc" by the US Army Air Force skimming the jungles of SE Asia, this magnificent attack bomber is one of the most under appreciated aircraft of World War II.

* A-26 Flying Tips (1945--B&W, 16:00) WWII, Korea, Indochina, the Bay of Pigs, Laos, Vietnam, the Congo, South America, fire fighting in the Pacific North West -- this fantastic aircraft has seen it all! The most advanced attack plane of World War II.

* FLAK (1944, B&W, 17:00) "FLAK" is a fascinating World War II training film for pilots on the theory and practice of evading antiaircraft fire.

* 78 page Douglas Army Model A-20B (Navy BD-2) Havoc pilot's manual in .pdf file format with photos, detailed corlor and b&w systems diagrams, charts, procedures & more.

* 143 page Douglas A-26 Invader pilot's manual in .pdf file format with photos, detailed systems diagrams, charts, procedures & more

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Photo of an Douglas A-20 Havoc attack bombers wearing "invasion stripes" bombing a bridge in Nothern France during the D-Day landings in World War 2.