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What type plane is this one?

Started by tarbridge , Jan 12 2017 10:25 AM

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#1 tarbridge

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:25 AM

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:31 AM

I think its an A20 Havoc



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:33 AM

Thanks Scott...I knew it was along those lines...how would you like to face those cannons...

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:52 AM

I believe its the A-20G(four 20mm and 2 50cals) unless its a post war A20g with the tail gunner replaced with a  P-70 model canopy(note the longer tail gunner canopy) but no radar antennas. Either way you dont see many pictures of those. Thanks for sharing.

 

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A-20G The A-20G, delivered from February 1943, would be the most produced of all the series, with 2850 built. The glazed nose was replaced by a solid nose containing four 20 mm (.79 in) Hispano cannon and two .50 in M2 Browning machine guns. After the first batch of 250, the less-accurate cannon were replaced by more machine guns. After 750 aircraft had been built, a power-driven gun turret fitted with two .50 in machine guns was fitted, with the fuselage 6 inches (15 cm) wider as a result, and the ventral tunnel gun changed from a .30 in to another .50 in Browning. The powerplants were two 1,600 hp (1,200 kW) R-2600-23.[18] Many A-20Gs were delivered to the Soviet Union. US A-20Gs were used on low-level sorties in the New Guinea theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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P-70 night-fighter with "arrowhead" twin-dipole radar antenna

 

 

P-70 In October 1940, the USAAC felt a need for long-range fighters more than attack bombers. As a result, sixty of the production run of A-20s were converted to P-70 night fighters, all delivered by September 1942. They were equipped with SCR-540 radar (a copy of the British AI Mk IV), the glazed nose often being painted black to reduce glare and hide the details of the radar set, and had four 20 mm (.79 in) forward-firing cannon, each provided with 120 rounds, in a tray in the lower part of the bomb bay, while the upper part held an additional 250 gal (946 ltr) fuel tank. In 1943, between June and October, 13 A-20Cs and 51 A-20Gs were converted to P-70A. Differences were to be found in the armament, with the 20mm cannon package replaced by an A-20G gun nose with six .50 caliber guns installed, the SCR-540 radar installation being carried in the bomb bay with the vertical-plane, twin-dipole "arrowhead" transceiving antenna protruding between the nose guns. Further P-70 variants were produced from A-20G and J variants. The singular airframe P-70B-1 (converted from an A-20G) and subsequent P-70B-2s (converted from A-20Gs and Js) had American centimetric radar (SCR-720 or SCR-729) fitted. The P-70s and P-70As saw combat only in the Pacific during World War II and only with the USAAF. The P-70B-1 and P-70B-2 aircraft never saw combat but served as night fighter aircrew trainers in the US in Florida and later in California. All P-70s were retired from service by 1945.

 



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:22 AM

He flew one of these also...

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:42 PM

Interesting in the first image the A20 has no markings of any kind or serial number.  Either airbrushed out, or maybe a test bird for the company to test out the 4 20mm cannon layout. 



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:49 PM

Interesting in the first image the A20 has no markings of any kind or serial number.  Either airbrushed out, or maybe a test bird for the company to test out the 4 20mm cannon layout. 

The Pilot spent most of his time in the CBI...

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 04:40 PM

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:04 PM

The ADF football is a clue to the CBI. Didn't see those on fighters outside of that theater for the most part

Nice early Allison Mustang and P-39 in the last photo. Thinking that might be stateside

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 06:33 PM

Douglas Havoc, or as you chaps called them, a Boston... 



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 06:37 PM

The Pilot spent most of his time in the CBI...

 

Was just going to ask that

 

.A20/P51 was a common combo for certain CBI pilots.Knew 4 who flew them both




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