A-26 Cockpit instrument configuration

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  1. daveT

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    We need help with our A-26 at the Travis AFB Museum.
    We need to know the configuration of the instrument panel
    All the instruments were removed by a former vollunteer, we are trying to determine where they should go back in. I believe it is not the original panel. (Photo of panel attached)

    Can you help us or direct us were to look?
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    History of our A-26 (photo of our A-26 attached)
    This aircraft was built as A-26C-25-DT s/n 43-22652, one of a total of 2,452 built by Douglas Aircraft Co. No record could be found identifying this aircraft as being converted to the A-26K configuration. After it retired, it was delivered to Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, for storage in February 1958. Subsequently purchased by LB Smith Aircraft Corp, Miami, FL, under N8018E civil registry. Next owner was Aerojet General Corp/Aerojet Electrosystems, Azusa, CA, between 1961 and 1972 who used it as testbed for military tracking systems. Arthur W McDonnell, Mojave, CA, owned the aircraft from 7 September 1973 to 1974. In June of 1974 Conair Aviation Ltd of Abbotsford, BC, registered it as C-GHCE and flew it as tanker #30. On 7 August 1974, it was damaged in a gear-up landing at Williams Lake, BC, but was repaired to airworthy condition. On 18 July 1988 it was sent to the Travis Air Museum, Travis AFB, CA, and displayed as A-26K/USAF/43-652/TA652
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    fubar57 Well-Known Member

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    #2 fubar57, Feb 23, 2014
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    This is the I.P. from an A-26B. The only difference between a -B and a -C was the glass nose on the -C model.

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    Geo
     
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    #3 Snautzer01, Mar 3, 2014
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    A26C and A26B Clipboard01.jpg Clipboard02.jpg Clipboard03.jpg Clipboard04.jpg Clipboard05.jpg
     
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    Excellent info!
     
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