Scott Thompson tells the complete story of this light bomber, first ordered by the French Air Force before the fall of France in 1940, and subsequently flown in large numbers by the RAF as the Boston […]
|Book cover finish
|Hardcover ( square back binding )
|Number of pages
|22.86 x 27.94 x 1.90 cm
Eclipsed by the better – own Martin B-26 Marauder and North American B-25 Mitchell, and by its replacement, the A-26 Invader, the DB-7/A-20 now exists on the margins of aviation history. But in its time it was important and effective, and this fascinating aircraft is long overdue its full history.
Scott Thompson tells the complete story of this light bomber, first ordered by the French Air Force before the fall of France in 1940, and subsequently flown in large numbers by the RAF as the Boston. He looks at its service, as the havoc, with the USAAC and USAAF, and also at its night-fighter variants. Nearly 3,000 were sent to the Soviet Union via Lend Lease where they served both the Soviet Army and Navy during the war, and many were still active in the 1950s.
Illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, and including unprecedented detail on design, production and service, this book should help to reassert the A-20’s position as one of the more important US aircraft of World War II.