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Maj Marty Hogan
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Sgt Randy Wilber
Sgt Randy Wilber
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Thanks for tagging me Marty
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SSG David Andrews
SSG David Andrews
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Thanks for the mention Capt. Marty Hogan.
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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An A26, which was used in Viet Nam which I had presumed an earlier life was a B26. but it turns out wasn't. (I had stated earlier on this posting it was, but corrected via edit this posting after finding out My mistake on that information ) Yes they were used in a lot of places and longer than most are aware. I had seen some of these aircraft while in Viet Nam and was pretty surprised to something there with a WWII past and before even I was born. There were some modifications on the aircraft that are apparent to bring it more up to date but it was still the same old air frame. Of Course the A1E Skyraider was another example of a WWII aircraft from out of the mothballs, so I guess the A26 wasn't the only one to make a return. There are still a few things about the A26 I didn't know but thanks LTC Curlee for Your input. Guess it at least proves I can still learn and be taught once in a while, thats kind of positive I think.
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LTC Stephen C.
LTC Stephen C.
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter, I'm going to make a correction, if you'll allow it. The plane that you have displayed is the Douglas A-26 Invader. The aircraft that is under discussion is the Martin B-26 Marauder. The photos I've provided show the A-26 in color and the B-26 is the black and white photo. Two different aircraft!
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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LTC Stephen C. - Still an older aircraft I guess but I still learned something in the process, still pretty interesting in each case. They do appear very much alike on a close look so I guess I made a presumption that wasn't right on target but thats ok, I don't mind a correction on the information. It does appear the A26 is a bit more streamlined than the B26 now that i look closer. Thanks for the input.
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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LTC Curlee, I went back and made corrections on the original post but did give credit to You for what I had learned within My edit stating My original impression as well as so I didn't lead anyone else to follow My mistaken information without trying to hide what I had said in the first place. Seems Rally Point is a good place to learn where there are so many people that have such good input. thank You Sir !
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LTC Self Employed
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I bought and built this model as a young adult. 1/48 scale flak bait. Too bad there are so few B-26 planes left. Most were cut up for scrap because they were considered too difficult to fly.
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