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A-26B For Sale in Canada.....Eh! =o)


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1 hour ago, PainGod85 said:

Why is this A-26 engined with Double Wasps, though?

 

19 minutes ago, itsthatguy said:

 

Those are the engines that the A-26 used, same as the A-20.

 

General characteristics

    Crew: 3
    Length: 50 ft 0 in (15.24 m)
    Wingspan: 70 ft 0 in (21.34 m)
    Height: 18 ft 3 in (5.64 m)
    Wing area: 540 ft² (50 m²)
    Empty weight: 22,850 lb (10,365 kg)
    Loaded weight: 27,600 lb (12,519 kg)
    Max. takeoff weight: 35,000 lb (15,900 kg)
    Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-27 "Double Wasp" radial engine, 2,000 hp (1,500 kW) each

 

Performance

    Maximum speed: 355 mph (308 kn, 570 km/h)
    Range: 1,400 mi (1,200 nmi, 2,300 km)
    Service ceiling: 22,000 ft (6,700 m)
    Rate of climb: 1,250 ft/min (6.4 m/s)
    Wing loading: 51 lb/ft² (250 kg/m²)
    Power/mass: 0.145 hp/lb (108 W/kg)

 

Armament

    Guns:
        6 or 8 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns in solid, "all purpose" nose: or 2 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine guns in glass "bombardier" nose
        Up to 8 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine guns paired in four optional under wing pods: or 3 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine guns in each outer wing panel
        2 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine guns in remote-controlled dorsal turret
        2 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine guns in remote-controlled ventral turret
    Rockets: Up to 10 5-inch (12.7 cm) HVAR rockets on "zero length" launch pylons, five under each outer wing panel
    Bombs: Up to 6,000 lb (2,700 kg) capacity - 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) in the bomb bay plus 2,000 lb (910 kg) carried externally on underwing hardpoints

 

 

MURICA!!!!!!!

 

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I'm i the only one who thinks it's pretty cheap?.. I can't afford it, but compared to most really expensive cars it's not that much actually. Keeping it running will be another story i guess. 

 

EDIT: Yes it is very cheap. Compared it to the rest of the collection, and the Spitfire and fake09 are almost 10 times as expensive. The corsair is a whopping 4M.

 

Grt M 

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40 minutes ago, Feathered_IV said:

I wish I’d bought those three Me-109s from the UK that were accidentally listed as Buy it Now for $1 on eBay Australia a couple of months ago.  

Yes and sold two to be able to operate one.  Would have been great. I wonder if I ever would gotten to fly it myself. 

I guess you need more than ppl

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56 minutes ago, LuseKofte said:

Yes and sold two to be able to operate one.  Would have been great. I wonder if I ever would gotten to fly it myself. 

I guess you need more than ppl

 

 

I should have pushed that button, just to see what happened...

 

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19 hours ago, Bremspropeller said:

Chose wisely...

I fear antique vehicles that cost about as much as getting all required fluid in there for flight. I‘m sure „just a little“ service is required shortly.

 

Another thing punters often forget is that „nice overhaul that puts it in perfect condition“ can never be added to the asking price. This sets the incentive for whatever used vehicle you are buying.

 

I‘m sure it would be a different offer if you went to them and asked them to put it in a state where it is good for another 5000 hours.

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3 hours ago, ZachariasX said:

I‘m sure it would be a different offer if you went to them and asked them to put it in a state where it is good for another 5000 hours.

 

Not sure if any owner flies their warbird more than a three-digit amount of hours.

It's just too expensive.

 

Generally a good thought, though.

 

You can own a lot of "Ted R. Smith designed" airplane for considerably less.

Two hot candidates would be the Aero Commander/ Shrike or the Aerostar.

 

 

3 hours ago, Feathered_IV said:

But who would want to fly an A-26 over Canada of all places??

It's like flying a MiG-21 over Nevada, or a Huey over Normandy in 1944...

 

"DCS: Invaders over Hudson Bay" confirmed!

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Once you know about it, the Aero Commander / Shrike 500 series looks familiar to an A-20 connaisseur...

 

Bob Hoover did a thing or two with this great little airplane.

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The TPE 331 direct drive turboprop powered 680/ 690 is a pretty sick performer

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With the big motors (-10), I'll go 300KTAS.

 

Now, the other Ted Smith post-war design of huge fame is the Aerostar - that design pretty much speaks for itself:

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Anoher great designer working on the A-20 and A-26 was Ed Heinemann.

Well, obviously two great minds working on those two mid-size bombers and no wonder they turned out to be great.

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