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How about the Notre Dame Cathedral in the lower left corner. Does that work for ya :wink:

... And The Louvre right above it in the image. (Don't touch the swords :shock: )

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Wow! Thanks for all the information guys. I'm starting to learn to never be disappointed by WIX. :D

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Great pictures! I would love to see some of the 19TH Bomb Group B-26 40-1432 "Little Audry" in polished aluminum :)


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Trianglep has a link in his Dec. 12-2012 reply about the B-26 torpedo attack on the Akagi where 1st Lt. James P. Muri buzzes the flight deck lengthwise to avoid the A.A. in his aircraft "Susie-Q". Sadly Mr. Muri passed away at age 93 in Billings Montana on Feb. 5th. I read this in the Chicago Sun Times this past thursday.


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Does anyone have a photo of the waist gun modification done to early B-26s(so suffix letter) of the 22nd Bomb Group in 1942? I'm not referring to the standard installation on B and later models. This one used the scanning windows for the tunnel gun.

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Hi Mark,

I know that you don't much like links,but this one answers your question about the exhaust looking device.It's actually an intake for a jet engine.

http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/PropN ... &var=1&p=4


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Mark Allen M wrote:
Here's a couple of interest

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Any ideas what the exhaust looking device may be for?



Kinda looks like an intake to draw air from the slipstream of the fuselage...hmmmm pop2

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Larry Kraus wrote:
Hi Mark,

I know that you don't much like links,but this one answers your question about the exhaust looking device.It's actually an intake for a jet engine.

http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/PropN ... &var=1&p=4


Thanks Larry, I hadn't scrolled down far enough to see this. :supz: Same plane iiiinnnndeed :drink3:

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I checked in my B-26 Flight Manual and found a couple of references to the tunnel gun installation,but no photos.

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This is the closest thing to a diagram or picture of the tunnel gun:

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Here's the page showing emergency exits,including the camera hatch that also served as the rear entrance and tunnel gun location:

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This page from the Weight & Balance section shows the tunnel gun weight and arm with 600 rounds of .30 cal ammunition:

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This page mentions the Floor Gunner and the Camera Installation:

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One final page with Item q listing a bar to put across the flor gun opening:

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This manual is one of several available from my friends at:

http://www.flight-manuals-on-cd.com/


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Thanks for the feedback.

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http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-l ... fm?id=6825

The radio and navigator positions inside Flak-Bait’s forward fuselage appear to have a fabric/cloth-like material covering much of the interior walls... how common was this among B-26 Marauders (from the factory or field modification?), and which models may or may not have included this interior (soundproofing/sharp-edge-covering material)?


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Mark:

Good day! Tks for the nice B-26 pics!

The US NAVY & USMC operated the unarmed B-26 Marauder for tow target operations. They were bright yellow or bright orange type a/c.

p.s Plz look at the tail of your pics of the NMF 4-J-56 & J-3 with the poss NJ destroyer below & perhaps you can read the Buno at the tail of both aircraft. These flying machines carried AAF S/ns & Bunos in their cabin Id plates. Tks in advance.


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