A-20G-30 (USSR)

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This page is about the premium bomber A-20G-30 (USSR). For other versions, see DB-7 (Family).
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The ▂A-20G-30 Havoc is a premium rank III Soviet bomber with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB) and 3.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Fire and Ice".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 3 048 m510 km/h
Turn time34 s
Max altitude7 224 m
Engine2 х Wright R-2600-23
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight12 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 3,048 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 492 475 7224 35.2 36.2 7.7 7.7 604
Upgraded 535 510 33.0 34.0 12.7 10.1


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
696 296 428 406 295 ~6 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 260 < 320 < 300 > 320

Survivability and armour

Crew3 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear296 km/h

The A-20G-30 is rather well-protected. It sports 3 defensive .50 calibre guns, two in a dorsal turret capable of complete rotation, the other in a limited arc under the aircraft's tail. As for the armour, the pilot is protected by 57 mm bulletproof glass and several 12.7 mm steel plates in front of and behind, and 8 mm plates to his sides. The only thing to look out for is the chance of the tail section ripping off at a higher rate than its other bomber and ground attacking comrades.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
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RB810 Sl icon.png
SB690 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts170 000 Sl icon.png
Aces500 Ge icon.png
Research Aces640 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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Talisman.png 2 × 142 / 142 / 142 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Wings repair
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Engine injection
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Offensive armament

Main article: M2 Browning (12.7 mm)

The A-20G-30 (USSR) is armed with:

  • 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (350 rpg = 2,100 total)

Suspended armament

The A-20G-30 (USSR) can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:

  • Without load
  • 8 x 50 kg FAB-50sv bombs (400 kg total)
  • 16 x 50 kg FAB-50sv bombs (800 kg total)
  • 8 x 100 kg FAB-100sv bombs (800 kg total)
  • 16 x 100 kg FAB-100sv bombs (1,600 kg total)
  • 4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 6 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500sv bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg FAB-1000 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 450 mm 45-36NU torpedoes

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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50 kg FAB-50sv bombs 1* 1* 4, 16 1* 1*
100 kg FAB-100sv bombs 1* 1* 4, 16 1* 1*
250 kg FAB-250sv bombs 1* 1* 1 1 1* 1*
500 kg FAB-500sv bombs 1 1
1,000 kg FAB-1000 bombs 1 1
500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs 4
450 mm 45-36NU torpedoes 1 1
Maximum permissible loadout weight: 2,160 kg
Maximum permissible wing load: 1,080 kg
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 1,080 kg
* 50/100 kg bombs and 250 kg bombs cannot be mixed within each wing (hardpoints 1/2 and hardpoints 6/7)

Defensive armament

Main article: M2 Browning (12.7 mm)

The A-20G-30 (USSR) is defended by:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, dorsal turret (400 rpg = 800 total)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, ventral turret (400 rpg)

The tail section of the plane creates a big blind spot for the dorsal turret. Be careful when enemies approach from behind because you will not be able to hit targets directly behind you.

Usage in battles

The A-20G-30 was a modification of the American A-20G-25, thus it excels at attacking soft targets such as howitzers and SPAA. The 6 x .50 calibre guns situated in the nose are fully capable of destroying light pillboxes en masse. While still capable of hitting bases with its 2 x 1,000 kg bombs, this aircraft is more effective with loads that contain larger numbers of bombs for soft targets.

With the 6 forward-facing .50 calibre guns and a decent turn time and rate of climb for a twin-engine aircraft, the A-20G-30 is well suited for the role of heavy fighter. Be warned, the A-20G-30 does not have the energy retention of dedicated heavy fighters like the Bf 110's in the German tech tree. This could lead to the aircraft being destroyed in such a dogfight.

Pros and cons


  • Great bomb load for an aircraft of this type
  • Effective offensive armament
  • High survivability


  • Lacklustre turn time
  • Weak tail section
  • Poor energy retention


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