“One of the nicest medium twins of the war”


No 88 Squadron Boston IIIs, with Z2236 breaking away from AL775. Pilots praised the type’s handling qualities.

Flight’s anonymous correspondent ‘Indicator’ said: “I often wonder whether the Boston-Havoc combine ever received the praise due to it as an outstanding flying machine. Since a military aircraft must do rather more than fly fast and handle well, it is rather doubtful. The Boston was not a very practical bomber and the Havoc never got into its stride as a night fighter. But nobody will deny that the type was one of the nicest medium twins of the war.”

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