WWII Douglas DB 8A-3N Attack Bomber Free Aircraft Paper Model Download

WWII Douglas DB 8A-3N Attack Bomber Free Aircraft Paper Model Download

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WWII Douglas DB 8A-3N Attack Bomber Free Aircraft Paper Model DownloadThis aircraft paper model is a Douglas DB 8A-3N attack bomber, created by gahm. The scale of the paper bomber is in 1:50. The Douglas DB 8A-3N is really little more than an export version of the Northrop A-17A ground attack aircraft. With war looming in Europe, most European nations looked overseas for possible aircraft to use in the coming onslaught. As a result, the Netherlands government ordered 18 DB 8A-3N attack bombers, all of which were delivered between August and November of 1939.

During the time between order and delivery, the Northrop company was absorbed by Douglas Aircraft. This meant that export aircraft were Douglas while the A-17 and A-17A were Northrop. The Douglas aircraft were designated as DB 8s.

The Dutch aircraft were delivered to the 5th fighter squadron based at Ypenburg. On May 8 of 1940 when the Germans attacked Holland, 12 of these were in active duty with the rest held in reserve. One was destroyed on the ground while the other 11 managed to get airborne. 7 were shot down by the attacking Luftwaffe while the other four managed to knock down some Ju-52s. This was short lived as the remaining four were destroyed on the ground in a second air strike. Those held in reserve were eventually captured by the Germans and used for a very short period of time.

The DB 8A-3P was developed for Peru, but had a Wright R-1820 in place of the Dutch Pratt & Whitney R 1830. The 8A-4 was built for Iraq and equipped with the Wright R-1820 as well. So was the Norwegian 8A-5, several of which were taken over by the USAAF as A-33s. The Canadians also operated the Pratt & Whitney powered aircraft as the Nomad in the Empire Training Plan, however these were really just refurbished A-17As that were surplus to USAAF requirement. [Souce: Modeling Madness]

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