“One of the nicest medium twins of the war”

INSIGHTS DOUGLAS DB-7/A-20

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