Douglas A-20K Havoc

The Douglas A-20K was a glass-nosed “lead ship” produced to work alongside the solid nosed A-20H. It was essentially the same as the earlier A-20J, which had been produced to work alongside the A-20G. Like the A-20H the A-20K was powered by the R-2600-29 Twin Cyclone. 412 A-20Ks were built, of which 90 went to the RAF, where they received the designation Boston V. A large proportion of the remaining aircraft went to the Soviet Union.

Engine: Wright R-2600- 29 Double Cyclone
Power: 1,600hp rated, 1,700hp at takeoff
Crew: 3
Width: 61ft 4in
Length: 48ft 4in
Empty Weight: 17,266lb
Gross Weight: 23,953lb
Maximum weight: 27,000lb
Maximum speed: 333mph at 15,600ft
Cruising speed: 269mph
Ceiling: 25,100ft
Climb Rate: 6min 36sec to 10,000ft
Range: 830 miles normal, 2,200 miles maximum ferry
Fuselage Guns: Two fixed 0.50in Browning Machine Guns
Dorsal Turret: Two 0.50in Browning Machine Guns
Ventral Position: One 0.50in Browning Machine Gun
Normal Bomb Load: 2,000lb
Maximum Bomb Load: 4,000lb – 2,000lb in bomb bay, 2,000lb on under-wing pylons

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (5 September 2008), Douglas A-20K Havoc , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_douglas_A-20K_Havoc.html

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