Douglas A-20D Havoc

Last revised August 5, 2000


The A-20D was a proposed lightweight version of the A-20B with more powerful turbosupercharged R-2600-7 engines. In addition, larger fuel tanks were added. However, these tanks were not self-sealing and would have been a definite hazard in combat. Since the turbosupercharged A-20 had not been a success, this project never got past the initial design stage.

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