- Air Power Series
- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Highly detailed components.
- Display stand included.
- Measures 8.0” L x 10.25” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors, 14 years and above
With war approaching America knew it would be called upon to aid their Allies so a new aircraft to be the new attack-bomber. The prototype flew in December 1938 with the first production aircraft flew on August 17, 1939. Production ran until September 1944 with 7,478 aircraft built. During WWII these were supplied to French, British, Australian, Dutch and Soviet forces as well as their own U.S. forces.
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. Many A-20Gs were delivered to the Soviet Union. US A-20Gs were used on low-level sorties in the New Guinea theatre.
The men of the 312th BG had originally been trained on the P-40 but found themselves transitioning to the A-20G Havoc. The unit was called the “Roarin’ 20s” because of their goal was to roar across the Pacific and drive the Japanese back. Combat crews weren’t happy with the fire power so they began to field-modify the aircraft by getting rid of the bombardier position and replacing the glass nose with .50 caliber machine guns. So soon after Douglas began building aircraft with these modifications creating the A-20G.
This Hobby Master model is a replica of Douglas A-20G Havoc “Little Joe”, bureau number #43-21475 from the 389th Bomber Squadron, 312th Bombardment Group United States Army Air Force,1945.
Great care should be taken when handling this model. This is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.