A-20G Havoc (oz554)
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Douglas Havoc. Scale CL model of the American WWII light bomber.
Quote: "Our version presented here is an A-20G-25. The 'La France Libre' completed one hunderd missions, including D-Day strikes. It was from the 668th Bombing Squadron of the 416th Bomb Group.
The A-20 appealed to me as a good subject to model because of its color, conventional configuration, and its comparative rarity as a model. Its scale is 7/8 inch = 1 foot. It is not a beginner's model and it is quite demanding on your balsa block supply. A fair amount of carving and planking is required, but this is not too painful for the dedicated builder. I have tried to reduce some of the tedium of building by offering a pre-planned scheme of parts sheets.
The design features two plywood wing spars. The landing gear mounting former attaches to the rear wing spar and the long motor mounts. In addition, the plywood firewalls are actually embedded in the heavy leading edge. This mutual bonding of major components develops the strentgh necessary for twin-engine operation.
It is extremely important to keep the tail weight light, othewise it will be neccessary to add quite a bit of nose weight to obtain the proper CG location..."
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Update 02/06/2016: Article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
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by Richard A Hall
from Flying Models
Scale IC C/L Multi Military Bomber
all formers complete :)
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Found online 20/04/2011 at:
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