SAAB B-18B?

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    Just curious here, how would the Swedish SAAB B-18B compare to other twins flying in '44?

    Specifications (B 18B)
    General characteristics

    Crew: 3 (pilot, navigator/gunner, and bombardier)
    Length: 13.23 m (43 ft 5 in)
    Wingspan: 17 m (55 ft 9 in)
    Height: 4.35 m (14 ft 3 in)
    Wing area: 43.75 m2 (470.9 sq ft)
    Empty weight: 6,100 kg (13,448 lb)
    Max takeoff weight: 8,800 kg (19,401 lb)
    Fuel capacity: 1,700 litres (370 imp gal; 450 US gal)
    Powerplant: 2 × Daimler-Benz DB 605 inverted-vee piston engines, 1,100 kW (1,475 hp) each


    Performance
    Maximum speed: 575 km/h (357 mph; 310 kn)
    Range: 2,600 km (1,616 mi; 1,404 nmi)
    Service ceiling: 9,800 m (32,152 ft)


    Armament

    Guns: one 7.92mm fixed forwards-firing gun in wing root; two 13.2mm defensive guns.
    Rockets: 8 air-to-surface rockets on underwing stubs
    Bombs: 1,500 kilograms (3,300 lb) in internal bay
     
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