A20C Havoc Douglas Aircraft Company Introduced: June 1942 Wingspan: 61 ft 4 in Length: 48 ft Speed: 317 mph at 10,700 ft Forumini Speed: 11 Service Ceiling: 23,700 ft Armament: 4 x 7.62mm ShKAS (replaced 4 x .30 cal Browning) 2 x 2000 lb torpedo or 4000 lb of bombs Range : 2,400 miles
Soviet Loadout 6 X 12,7-mm ShKAS machine guns or 4 X 20-mm ShVAK cannon in nose, 2 X 12,7mm in tower. Both configurations were used for ground attack and as a heavy fighter (though usually at night)
Alternate Payload 7 - Once per game, this unit can make a 7-dice Bomb attack instead of a Torpedo attack during your Air Attack step
Excellent Endurance - Once per game, at the beginning of the air mission phase, you may remove a rearming counter from this unit. Expert Strafer - This unit can make Gunnery attacks without taking penalties to its Armor or Vital Armor.
Almost 3,000 A-20s were delivered to the Soviet Union during WWII. Soviet pilots were generally pleased with its speed and reliability, ability to out-fly German Bf-109’s, and ability to stay aloft on one engine. The aircraft was used for reconnaissance, ground attack, high-speed transport, night fighting, and bombing. The German AA ship Niobe was attacked by a mixed strike group of Soviet aircraft on 16 July 1944. The ship was struck first with bombs from Il-2s followed by diving Pe-2s that pulled the defensive AA away from a wave of low flying naval A-20s that finished off the ship with torpedoes.
Air Mission should be capitalized in the Excellent Endurance SA.
The card date is 1941 but the stats on back say introduced 1942.
Good card otherwise.
I will fix the capitalization.
It looks like the 1941 goes back to ticat1's original post at the start of this thread and none of us caught it until now. I did some checking and it appears the A20C production started in 1941, but it didn't reach the Soviet Union until early 1942. So is everyone okay with me changing it to 1942, or do we keep it 1941?
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I favor 1942. That’s when the plane was delivered. It wouldn’t be different if a plane rolled off the assembly line in Detroit in 1941 and didn’t make it to Guadalcanal until 1942. The country in question literally could not use it until 1942.