Douglas A-20H Havoc

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The Douglas A-20H was a minor variation on the A-20G, the first solid-nosed version of the Havoc. The main difference between the two versions of the aircraft was the use of slightly more powerful R-2600-29 engines, which provided 1,700hp at takeoff or emergency settings, in place of the R-2600-23, which was going out of production. This engine is sometimes given as a R-2300, but no such engine existed. Like the A-20G, the A-20H had a solid nose carrying six .50in guns, and operated alongside the glass-nosed A-20K. 410 A-20Hs were produced.

Engine: Wright R-2600- 29 Double Cyclone
Power: 1,700hp takeoff
Crew: 3
Width: 61ft 4in
Length: 48ft 0in
Empty Weight: 16,842lb
Gross Weight: 23,987lb
Maximum weight: 27,000lb
Maximum speed: 333mph at 15,600ft
Cruising speed: 269mph
Ceiling: 25,400ft
Climb Rate: 6min 36sec to 10,000ft
Range: 880 miles combat, 2,200 miles maximum ferry
Nose Guns: Six 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 – 2,000 in bomb bay and 2,000 on four under-wing pylons

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

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