Douglas BD-1 and BD-2

The Douglas BD was the US Navy designation for nine A-20 Havocs, used as high speed target tugs.


The designation BD-1 was given to a single A-20A loaned to the US Navy for a short period. After testing it as a tug the Navy requested more aircraft. 


Eight A-20Bs were given to the Navy, where they were given the designation BD-2. They were operated by Marine utility units as high speed target tugs, to provide more realistic targets during training.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (5 September 2008), Douglas BD-1 and BD-2 ,

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