Specifications for the
Douglas A-24 Banshee
Dive Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Focus Model: Douglas A-24A Banshee
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Corporation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1941
Length: 32.81 ft (10 m)
Width: 41.60 ft (12.68 m)
Height: 12.11ft (3.69 m)
Weight (Empty): 5,523 lb (2,505 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 10,199 lb (4,626 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Wright R-1820-52 radial piston engine developing 1,000 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 250 mph (402kmh; 217 kts)
Maximum Range: 949 miles (1,528km)
Service Ceiling: 26,001 ft (7,925 m; 4.9 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)
2 x 0.50 caliber M2 Browning heavy machine guns in nose
1 OR 2 x 0.30 caliber M1919 Browning medium machine guns on flexible mount at rear cockpit.
Between 1,200 lb and 1,600 lb (model dependent) of externally-held ordnance (conventional drop bombs) at centerline and underwing hardpoints.
A-24 "Banshee" - U.S. Army variant of the USN SBD-3; sans arrestor equipment; 168 examples.
Chile; France (Free French); Mexico; United States