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Douglas B-26B Invader 'Snaggletooth'

15.9k F104Deathtrap  3.1 years ago
Auto Credit Based on NativeChief1492's UNNAF Bomber Design Challenge

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Attempting to fly a plane that was designed to be handled by 3 people is a bit tricky, please read the control notes before flying. I left the wing pylons empty, and in real life each wing could hold thousands of pounds worth of munitions, so feel free to attach whatever equipment your mission requires.

::CONTROLS::
AG8: Lock PITCH and ROLL controls in place
AG7: Activate nav and recognition lights
AG7+G: Toggle landing gear
AG6+G: Toggle bomb bay doors
AG4: Release wing mounted fuel tanks
AG3+Right Mouse: Activate and control ventral turret (2x MG, camera 3) AG2+Right Mouse: Activate and control dorsal turret (2x MG, camera 2)
AG1: Arm 14x forward firing machine guns
VTOL(Left slider): Flaps and pitch trim
Trim(Right slider): Roll trim

::To use the turrets:: select the camera for the turret you want, deactivate pitch and roll inputs by selecting AG8, activate the turret (AG2 for top, AG 3 for bottom) and right click your mouse to enable mouse aiming

::Trim:: The Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engines on this plane are NOT counter-rotating, that means you have to use the right trim slider to keep her flying straight. Different speed require different settings, but usually keep it around 1/4 from the top.

::Flaps, Takeoff and Landing:: Pull the VTOL slider all the way down for full flaps during takeoffs and landings. Landings should be done with 30% throttle and full flaps, around 125 miles per hour. At low speeds and low altitudes you may also need to use slight flap adjustments to keep your nose up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DouglasA-26Invader

Featuring low altitude maneuverability, more bombs than a B-17 and a terrifying array of 14 Browning .50 caliber machine guns, the A-26 Invader was the most potent ground attack platform in the US arsenal until the development of AC "Spooky" units during the Vietnam war. This plane, sn/ 44-35416 served during the Korean War and crashed in 1953 near Pohang (Airstrip K-3), all crew members escaped with minor injuries. With a fresh coat of jet-black paint, this is how BC-416 would have looked in 1950 soon after she began running Night Intruder missions against North Korean supply lines. The comouflage and identification markings are all authentic, but the nose art is a work of fiction. I hope you enjoy flying her.

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor UNNAF Bomber Design Challenge
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 70.1ft (21.4m)
  • Length 51.9ft (15.8m)
  • Height 20.9ft (6.4m)
  • Empty Weight 22,900lbs (10,387kg)
  • Loaded Weight 31,176lbs (14,141kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.24
  • Wing Loading 25.7lbs/ft2 (125.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,213.5ft2 (112.7m2)
  • Drag Points 22756

Parts

  • Number of Parts 871
  • Control Surfaces 12
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    @F104Deathtrap yeah. I can see that.

    11 months ago
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    Thanks! @Railfanethan

    11 months ago
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    @FuzzyAircraftProductions I'm glad you like it! I wanted to do something more traditional, but the curve of the nose had other plans.

    11 months ago
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    @F104Deathtrap nice scary face! kinda reminds me of Venom.

    11 months ago
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    @HistoricBirds Originally built during WW2 as an A-26B, the Invader was redesignated B-26B in 1948 (around the same time as the Airforce split from the Army). All solid-nosed Invaders are B models, all glass-nosed Invaders are C models. This is how the aircraft would've looked in 1953.

    1.5 years ago
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    what model is it?

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    @Storm41 Thanks!

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    8,251 Storm41

    Wow...I'm speechless very nice work

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    @WaffleCakes Awwwww shhhhhh... shoot. Thats awesome. Thank you very much!

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    14.8k WaffleCakes

    100!

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    Beta 1.7plane

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    @SSSvaSSa Thanks for the spotlight

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    @ACMECo1940 Thanks!

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    18.8k ACMECo1940

    Cool

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    39.1k Awsomur

    No problm. @F104Deathtrap

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    Thanks for the spotlight @Awsomur

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    @F104Deathtrap NP dude!

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    39.1k Awsomur

    Np. @F104Deathtrap

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    @RhysBrown Thank you for the spotlight

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    @Awsomur Cool, thanks

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    Here @F104Deathtrap

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    @InternationalAircraftCompany Ha, thanks man

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    Wow! @F104Deathtrap

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    @Awsomur Whoa, where'd you see that?

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    @Fishbowl1121 WHAT?!?!

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