Better but not much!

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Better but not much!

Postby pampa14 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:44 am

I share with you the history of the medium bomber built by the Douglas should replace a company's success, the B-18 Bolo, but eventually supplanted by its competitors. Does anyone know if the plane came into action during WW2? If so, how was your performance? In the link below you will find a fantastic collection of photos, some of them rare and colorful this amazing bomber.


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Re: Better but not much!

Postby JCalhoun » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:29 pm

I don't know of any that saw action. I think some saw use as trainers and cargo carriers though.
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Postby canambridge » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:51 pm

There were some in the Philippines and some were used for anti-submarine work and coastal patrol. Might have gotten a couple of U-boats.

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Re: Better but not much!

Postby TISO » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:59 pm

Bolos were stationed in Phillipines and Havaii at start of the war. Of the Phillipines based some were destroyed in first days of the war (on ground or shot down) survivors were mostly used as transports in Phillipine, NEI and Australia as US had almost no transports there. I know that some were prepared to be used as bombers but i don't know if they were acctually used as such.
Of the rest they were mostly used as anti-submarine planes by US (Hawaii, Alaska, Panama etc.) and RCAF (canadians called them Digby).
Plane as such wasn't bad but flying it against targets protected by japanese fighters would be suicide. AFAIK as anti-sub planes they were good as they had good range and some were equipped with MAD (magnetic anomaly detector)
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