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SAS~CirX

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A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940
« on: September 30, 2009, 10:35:02 AM »



A-20DB-7 Boston MkII
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by Charlie Chap

The A20DB7 was originally built for the L'Armee de La Air and they received about 80, some of which saw action during the BOF, the remaining aircraft were then transfered to Vichy North Africa.

After the fall of France the order was transfered to the Uk and the RAF called it a 'Boston' and it saw widespred service, especially in North Africa (by particulary the SAAF.).


Differences

The DB7 had a much lower powered engine with a 'commercial'

Wright Cyclone1820 Series  SC3G  engine

In compensation the airframe was a fair bit lighter than the derivative A20C that was produced from the DB7.
Top speed and performance are much more appropriate for early war scenarios as a result. (although they were still being used in North Africa upto 1943).


Rear Turret

Only has 1 mG

3D Changes

Does not have permanent wing pylons and has a smaller tail section.

~Charlie Chap



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A-20DB7
(A20C skins will work fine with this aircraft.)

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A-20DB7           air.A_20B 1                                   usa01 SUMMER



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A-20DB7              A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940



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# A-20DB7
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A-20DB7.default                         Default
A-20DB7.8x100lbs                        8x100 lb.Bombs
A-20DB7.2x250lbs                        2X250 lb. Bombs
A-20DB7.4x250lbs                        4x250 lb. Bombs
A-20DB7.6x250lbs                        6x250 lb. Bombs
A-20DB7.2x500lbs                        2X500 lb. Bombs
A-20DB7.4x500lbs                        4X500 lb. Bombs
A-20DB7.1x1000lbs                       1x1000 lb. Bomb
A-20DB7.1xmk13                          1xType Mk13 Torpedo
A-20DB7.none                            Empty
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Re: A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 11:14:15 AM »

Very cool. ;D Thank you.
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Re: A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 11:35:39 AM »

piet you are the man :D
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Re: A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 12:23:34 PM »

Thanks!!
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Re: A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 12:31:32 PM »

Charlie is the man. I am the gardener. :D
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Re: A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2009, 02:01:51 PM »

Congrats on this beauty. I yearn and I mean yearn for some more early war RAF bomber/attack aircraft. Can someone do a RAF skin for this? Please?
I resist the temptation to make a list but wonderful additions like this make it difficult.
Thank You

Kopfdorfer
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Re: A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2009, 11:42:07 PM »

Great mates!

Missing version of in game plane are the most neglected!!!!

Your work is without prize and no thanks is so great to fill what you give us!!!

walter
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Re: A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2009, 12:11:53 AM »

I don't know if it is possible, but anyway I mention it: the actual DB-7 had no weapon bulges on her nose, because she used small caliber guns; could someone remove the bulges on the nose? Also the glass nose was slightly different from the A-20C, but really most welcome improvement would be 3D work on her nose to remove the gun bulges.
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Re: A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009, 08:00:12 AM »

Thanks Vincent,

I should have added that all of the guns are .303 shouldn't I.

If a good 3D modeller would be prepared to remove the nose bulges it would be a great addition... we would love to include such an update.

This was known more commonly as a Douglas B7  but I used A20DB7 (although the prefix A20 was adopted afterwards) as it keeps it 'in the right family' so to speak.
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Re: A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2009, 08:06:45 AM »

Thank for the work! French Army used 7,5mm machine gun, very closed to 0.303 british ones.

And "Vive l'Armée de l'Air" (I was part of younger, during mymilitary duty!)

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Re: A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2009, 10:03:09 AM »

Cracking stuff - a much-needed plane :)

Many Thanks :)

Hawkers :)
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Re: A-20DB-7 Boston MkII, 1940
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2009, 01:43:41 PM »

Small bug; Dutch roundels appear to be upside down on the wings.

Other than that, great work!
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