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A-20 Havoc (Full Airframe)

17.4k QuitePossiblyMangled  2.1 years ago
Auto Credit Based on QuitePossiblyMangled's For Blackboa

Surprise!

This is my Thank You for Silver creation! After 2.8 years of being a community member, I finally hit silver. As a gift to you all for my gratitude, here is the A-20 Havoc with a complete airframe. Feel free to remove the skin of the aircraft to see the juicy details inside.


Now for history:

The Douglas A-20 Havoc (company designation DB-7) is an American medium bomber, attack aircraft, night intruder, night fighter, and reconnaissance aircraft of World War II.

It served with several Allied air forces, principally the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), the Soviet Air Forces (VVS), Soviet Naval Aviation (AVMF), and the Royal Air Force (RAF) of the United Kingdom. A total of 7,478 aircraft were built, of which more than a third served with Soviet units.

It was also used by the air forces of Australia, South Africa, France, and the Netherlands during the war, and by Brazil afterwards.[1]

In most British Commonwealth air forces, the bomber variants were named Boston, while the night fighter and intruder variants were named Havoc. The exception was the Royal Australian Air Force, which used the name Boston for all variants.[2] The USAAF used the P-70 designation to refer to the night fighter variants.


Picture time!

Bombing enemy targets:

Full airframe:

First flight


Notes:

This plane is nose heavy (extremely due to drag). I tried my best to fix this, but it is still a problem. Trim also doesn’t work. At least I learned to use no drag parts.

I tried my best to stay as close to the actual shape of the aircraft as possible. Somethings will not match the actual aircraft. I am sorry for that.


I am so thankful I was able to share this journey with you all. Thank you for all your support over the years. I will be making more airframe builds (I enjoy building them). I have made a list for a poll which can be found at the end of the description for my next build (List was given to me by fellow SP members via discord). As always, have a great day or night. I hope you enjoy this build as much as I did building it.

Feedback, questions, and comments are always recommended!

Poll link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jtpQp7j8SKlqh3KvMgc-dXSpPjD-hzeBNJ_OhydphUU/edit#responses

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor For Blackboa
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 95.5ft (29.1m)
  • Length 79.8ft (24.3m)
  • Height 22.2ft (6.8m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 52,673lbs (23,892kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.683
  • Wing Loading 20.1lbs/ft2 (97.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,626.0ft2 (244.0m2)
  • Drag Points 38507

Parts

  • Number of Parts 778
  • Control Surfaces 2
  • Performance Cost 2,942
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    @BlackBoA @Planeguy3

    Thank you for all your hard work and help with build. You too xml modders who supplied the parts I needed. And to you all who have supported me. Without you, I would be nothing.

    Also, poll will close on the 15th of November.

    Pinned 2.1 years ago
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    I remember helping you on this...

    7 months ago
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    Yee. But then again, it’s my fault for screwing around. @DickBrazen

    1.6 years ago
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    6,522 DickBrazen

    Looks to me like silver took longer than it should've. Is hard to find the doots on this site sometimes.

    1.6 years ago
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    1,283 PlaneBoy3

    Lol, not technically a guy yet, just a boy. XD

    +1 2.0 years ago
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    Being honest with you. I just really wanted to nail the airframe, making sure it was possible, functional, and if people like it. With my next build, I will follow the actual specs for it. Also, this A-20 is almost 2:1. @ChiChiWerx

    2.0 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @Mercyaircraftcorporation the big problem with making full frame like this is probably weight. If you construct a 1:1 build using standard fuselage sections and techniques, the resultant weight is pretty close to the real thing. Adding a bunch of internal parts will multiply the weight for a section of your build. You’ll probably have to mass scale (and drag scale) all your parts to make sure your builds don’t tip the scales—if you care about such things. I see you’re using those modded fuel cells—which I hate, generally—but even with that, your A-20 still weighs in at +52,000 lbs., more than twice the real thing.

    2.0 years ago
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    My long term goals are to get better at building airframes because that area is widely unpopulated. @Mercyaircraftcorporation

    2.0 years ago
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    This whole thing was an experiment. I wanted to see three things when it came to airframes in SimplePlanes.

    1. How does the community react to it.
    2. How feasible is it and will it work.
    3. Can I actually manage to pull it off.

    I also wanted to see what will work and not work. So now, my next airframe project it the Super Sabre, then the community will decide the next aircraft by voting. @ChiChiWerx

    2.0 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @Mercyaircraftcorporation sure...why not? I’m game, what are your long term plans?

    2.0 years ago
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    Sadly, I am stuck on iOS on my iPhone. In all honesty, this was really a test run of my true plans. I can explain it in more depths if you want me too. @ChiChiWerx

    2.0 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    “A” for effort here, nice concept, though I personally like to see more attention devoted to nailing the shape and dimensions of a replica build. Do you have the DesignerSuite mod yet?

    2.0 years ago
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    Hello @Notnoob1000, I’m Mercy Aircraft Corporation.

    2.0 years ago
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    1,744 Y

    You finished it! I’m noobybits

    2.0 years ago
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    2,355 TheKraken3

    It is ART

    +1 2.0 years ago
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    Good job! Saw a havoc at an airshow this summer!

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    OwO

    2.1 years ago
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    3,376 PhoenixZeMan

    @Mustang51 no problem
    It was a fast help lol

    2.1 years ago
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    40.3k Sadboye12

    BOI THIS IS CRAZY

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    25.0k Mustang51

    @BlackBoA hahaha sorry. From the rest of the build I know for a fact that you could have made a better looking one, otherwise I wouldn’t have said anything

    2.1 years ago
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    3,376 PhoenixZeMan

    @Mustang51 say sike right now
    (I made the turret)

    2.1 years ago
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    8,834 UraniumOxide

    Very amazing

    2.1 years ago
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    25.0k Mustang51

    Apart from that bubble turret at the back, this thing is excellent! Truly fantastic. The shape is perfect and the cockpit is great too. Amazing job!

    2.1 years ago