North American A-27

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Two North American A-27s intercepted from order from Siam on Nichols Field.jpg
Two A-27s of the 17th Pursuit Squadron at Nichols Field, Philippines, in 1941.
Role Ground attack
National origin United States
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 is an attack version of the North American BC-1. Ten aircraft were ordered by Thailand as NA-69 light attack aircraft.[1]

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 aircraft designation system. Assigned to Nichols Field in the Philippines and used as a trainer, all A-27s were destroyed within a month during the Japanese invasion of that country during World War II.


 United States

Specifications (A-27)[edit]

Data from[citation needed]

General characteristics



  • Guns:
  • Bombs: 4 x 100 lb bombs on underwing racks

See also[edit]

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