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5-mm guns, one in each engine nacelle firing aft, and up to 400 kg (882 Ib) of bombs. USA Martin Model 187 Baltimore A powerful and much modified version of the Martin Maryland light bomber, the Martin Model 187 Baltimore was produced specifically to RAF orders, the first of 50 Baltimore Mk I aircraft (AG685) was shipped to the UK in October 1941 to commence trials at Burtonwood, near Liverpool. 303-m) Vickers K machinegun in the Baltimore Mk Is dorsal position being replaced by a twin mount in the Baltimore Mk II.

In Poland Do 17Z1s and Do 17Z-2s made many very lowlevel strikes on airfields and military installations. Gradually superseded by the Junkers Ju 88A, the Dormer Do 17Z-2 (the variant built in the largest numbers) saw extensive service with Kampfgeschwader Nrn 2, 3 and 76 during the assault on the West in May 1940, m attacks on shipping off Dunkirk, during the massive raids of the summer of 1940 against England, and in the nocturnal Blitz of the autumn and winter of 1940. By the time of the Balkans campaign m April 1941, Do 17Z-2s served only with KG 2 and HI/KG 3, but continued m service m the fighting over Greece and Crete during the summer, After serving with gréa t success in the Spanish Civil War, the next action for the DornierDo 17 was during the attack on Poland in 1939, where this example is seen.

1007bis served with 230* Squadriglia, 95° Gruppo, 3S°Stormoin Greece, February 1941. Known as the Airone (heron), the type was built in both single- and twin-finned versions. Right: Owing to its weak gun defence and poor performance, the CANT Z. 1007 was a sitting duck for Allied fighters, but the type served until late 1943 in the Mediterranean and on the Russian front. der was used on the Z. 1007 Serie IV-IX subtypes. 5-in) Type 1 machine-guns (one each in nose, two beam blisters, and tail turret) and one 20-mm Ho-5 cannon in dorsal turret, plus a maximum bombload of 800 kg (1,765 Ib), or one Type 91 or Type 94 torpedo Mitsubishi Ki- 67-1 of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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