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Posted: 10/11/2007 6:12:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:14:08 PM EST
It's all chromed out and should say US Army Air Force?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:14:09 PM EST
If you owned it you would spend your entire life polishing it.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:15:17 PM EST
tag for education
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:15:17 PM EST
No treadmill.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:16:00 PM EST
National Guard Bureau A26?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:16:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 6:25:28 PM EST by zwvirtual]
Cockpit window is raked back at a greater angle.


ETA: No! Wait! The tail! It should have a twin boom tail


What's my prize????

ETA #2: Aw, crap! My plane ID skill are really fading. (or my cataracts are getting worse). I thought that was a B-25...

For an A-26, it should have more surface area on the tail, and then there's the antenna in front of the cockpit, and no glass in the nose.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:16:05 PM EST
Chili with beans!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:17:26 PM EST
looks like a b25 with a wierd tail no windows in the nose and more modern engines
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:18:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By kallnojoy:
No treadmill.


Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:19:02 PM EST
No gun turrets

No guns

No paint

Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:19:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
National Guard Bureau A26?


National Guard Bureau VB-26B

Good answer, but not the correct one.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:19:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:
Chili with beans!


What the fuck does that have to do with anything?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:20:59 PM EST
I am not a plane expert by any means but here is my wild-assed guess.

There are at least two antennas in different locations. The boomerang looking thing in the front (which is a seemingly odd placement and the little white fin one on top (or that could be part of another plane thta you can't see in the background).
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:21:43 PM EST
NGB
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:21:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 6:22:06 PM EST by killswitch1982]

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:
Chili with beans!


What the fuck does that have to do with anything?


Maybe there is a stove on the plane! I'm hungry!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:22:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:
Chili with beans!


What the fuck does that have to do with anything?


Maybe there is a stove on the plane! I'm hungry!


Maybe a tranny too. In case you're horny.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:24:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:
Chili with beans!


What the fuck does that have to do with anything?


Maybe there is a stove on the plane! I'm hungry!


I cant wait till we get the ignore user button in the next site update so I wont have to read anymore of your pointless and stupid remarks.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:25:39 PM EST
Wheels are different.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:25:42 PM EST
B26 Marauder?

Mike
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:26:06 PM EST
It isn't flight worthy?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:27:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Paveway_:
It isn't flight worthy?


It was when the picture was taken.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:27:34 PM EST
Given the OP's track history, I'll say nothing.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:27:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:
Chili with beans!

What the fuck does that have to do with anything?

Maybe there is a stove on the plane! I'm hungry!

Maybe a tranny too. In case you're horny.


Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:27:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:
Chili with beans!


What the fuck does that have to do with anything?


Maybe there is a stove on the plane! I'm hungry!


Maybe a tranny too. In case you're horny.


Trannys ain't pie!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:28:00 PM EST
Last B-25 in service? One of Doolittle's Raiders?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:28:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:

Originally Posted By killswitch1982:
Chili with beans!


What the fuck does that have to do with anything?


Maybe there is a stove on the plane! I'm hungry!


I cant wait till we get the ignore user button in the next site update so I wont have to read anymore of your pointless and stupid remarks.


Why you gotta hate on me bro?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:28:35 PM EST
Most Mauraders had 4 bladed props, this has only 3 hamilton standards.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:28:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:28:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By dport:
Given the OP's track history, I'll say nothing.


Get thee back into the wardroom evil blackshoe officer.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:28:55 PM EST
It's not in a twisted heap of wreckage on the ramp?

or was that the (Martin) B-26?

I just read an article on how the A-26 of WWII became the (Douglas) B-26 of the postwar era. It confused the crap out of me.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:29:03 PM EST
so are we looking for something out of place or wrong?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:29:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 6:31:11 PM EST by Tim_the_enchanter]

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Most Mauraders had 4 bladed props, this has only 3 hamilton standards.


B 26 was a completely different airframe. This one is based on the A 26 Invader.

Edit;

Also, the B 26 was made by Martin Aviation. The A 26 by Douglas.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:30:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By kf6myv:
so are we looking for something out of place or wrong?


Historically significant.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:31:00 PM EST
Its a highly polished ANG A/26 well actually a B26 with the newer desgination being used in its later service life. Being polished I would say its a VC-26 Executive transport? Maybe even a VERY early version of a "Air Force One" but since the term wasnt used yet its POTUS plane from the 50's?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:31:32 PM EST
Looks like an A-20...


National Guard Emblem on the tail...
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:32:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Most Mauraders had 4 bladed props, this has only 3 hamilton standards.


B 26 was a completely different airframe. This one is based on the A 26 Invader.


Well, to be correct, the A-26 Invader became the B-26 Invader after WWII with the formation of the USAF. Seems the AF wanted to get rid of the Attack designation, and have only fighters and bombers.

So the A-26 became the (Douglas) B-26, not to be confused with the (Martin) B-26.

I think...
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:35:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By mstennes:
Its a highly polished ANG A/26 well actually a B26 with the newer desgination being used in its later service life. Being polished I would say its a VC-26 Executive transport? Maybe even a VERY early version of a "Air Force One" but since the term wasnt used yet its POTUS plane from the 50's?


I think you are on to something there. This one is definetly a transport bird.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:38:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Originally Posted By dport:
Given the OP's track history, I'll say nothing.


Get thee back into the wardroom evil blackshoe officer.


OK than what's unusual is it doesn't have a Standard Missile up its ass.

Is this the last of the VB-26s? The one with some 9,000+ hours on it?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:41:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Originally Posted By dport:
Given the OP's track history, I'll say nothing.


Get thee back into the wardroom evil blackshoe officer.


Lol!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:55:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 6:55:55 PM EST by KA3B]

Originally Posted By dport:
Is this the last of the VB-26s? The one with some 9,000+ hours on it?


Correct.

It was the last operational B-26 in the US Military.
It is now at the Paul Garber facility awaiting restoration.

The shiney picture is at Andrews AFB in 1972.
Here is is 10 years eariler.

Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:56:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Originally Posted By dport:
Is this the last of the VB-26s? The one with some 9,000+ hours on it?


Correct.

It was the last operational B-26 in the US Military.
It is now at the Paul Garber facility awaiting restoration.

The shiney picture is at Andrews AFB in 1972.
Here is is 10 years eariler.

www.vaq34.com/junk/unusual_7.jpg


what's so unusual about that?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:09:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:


Correct.


Point to the evil blackshoe officer wandering outside the wardroom.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:28:11 PM EST
Thanks for the warbird pic mate, but i was to slow to get in an answer. I picked it as a modified A-26 invader, due to the diff canopy and the boomerang thingy on the nose.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:44:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chokey:

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Originally Posted By dport:
Is this the last of the VB-26s? The one with some 9,000+ hours on it?


Correct.

It was the last operational B-26 in the US Military.
It is now at the Paul Garber facility awaiting restoration.

The shiney picture is at Andrews AFB in 1972.
Here is is 10 years eariler.

www.vaq34.com/junk/unusual_7.jpg


what's so unusual about that?


End of a era.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 6:52:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2007 6:53:37 AM EST by mstennes]
There are still a few flying up in Canada for Airspray as fire bombers, they have a few for sale also. Group Buy anyone???????

ETA; as far as not having a glas nose only the A26C had the bomber nose the A26B had the gun nose.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 8:06:14 AM EST
God thats a lovely aircraft.

One of the most underrated IMHO.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 8:14:37 AM EST
Yea, after dropping it's bomb load they could and did go me109 hunting!!
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 8:17:23 AM EST
it's a A-20 Boston/Havoc light bomber/attack aircraft. made by douglas. the boston was sent to england for lend lease, updated version was used by us and remaned the havoc and designated the A-20.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 8:21:03 AM EST
Holy buckets! 41800 is my Dad's old F-100 (I think). I need to go dig up his photos.

-Gator
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