North American A-27


North American A-27
A-27
Two A-27s of the 17th Pursuit Squadron at Nichols Field, Philippines, in 1941.
Role Ground attack
Manufacturer North American Aviation
Primary user United States Army Air Corps
Number built 10
Developed from North American BC-1

The North American Aviation A-27 was an attack version of the North American BC-1. Ten aircraft were ordered by Thailand as NA-69 light attack aircraft. Instead of being delivered to Thailand, the aircraft were taken over on October 1940 by the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) to keep them out of Japanese hands and redesignated A-27 under the USAAC's aircraft designation system. Assigned to Nichols Field in the Philippines, all A-27s were destroyed within days of Japan's invasion of that country during World War II. Aircraft s/n: 41-18890 / 41-18899 (c/n: 69-3064 / 69-3073).[1]

Specifications (A-27)

General characteristics

Performance

Armament

  • 2 x nose-mounted 7.62 mm machine guns
  • 1 x rear-mounted 7.62 machine gun
  • 4 x 100lb bombs on underwing racks

See also

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Related lists

References



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