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Russian aircraft of WWII
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A-20G Boston Soviet torpedo bomber
TuomasH
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Turku ja Pori, Finland
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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 - 09:40 PM UTC
Hey all!

I have recently purchased the Italeri A-20G (kit nro. 2637) and I wish to make it a torpedobomber, as many of the G-models became. What modifications Soviets made to transport regular bomber into torpedo bomber? Atleast I must build torpedo hangers and shut the bomb gap.

Thanks in advance!
taylgr
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Australia
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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 - 11:11 PM UTC
Tuomas

Here are a few shots of soviet torpedo bostons - note torp shackles could also be used for bombs













And don't forget the navigators additional three windows in the rear fusealage



Greg

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TuomasH
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Turku ja Pori, Finland
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Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2008 - 02:21 AM UTC
Thank you Greg for those pictures, but I have already found them. I do need more precise help which conversions were made, since I'm not that good I could say the difference between normal and torpedo bomber bostons. So far I've found following conversions: Bomb bays shut, torpedo rack and navigators windows.

Tuomas
Apex1701
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 05:49 AM UTC
Hi Tuomas,

you might want to get a look here:
http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_2641.html
It's in russian but it's full of pics of a Matchbox 1/72 boston torpedo bomber in construction.

Hoping this helps.

Jean