Looking for Martin B-26 manual

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  1. GrauGeist

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    I've been digging around realized that there doesn't seem to be a manual for the Martin B-26.

    What I'm looking for, in particular, is page 563 (figure 534)...

    Anyone have this, by chance?
     
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    I have 4 pdf manuals on the plane though not sure if its how they are scanned or what as mine only go to around 200 or less.

    Thanks Paul
     
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    This is an early manual and shows diagrams of various systems and early versions for the pilot/crew to familiarize themselves with the aircraft.

    Not sure if the manual I am looking for was a continuation or addendum, which would explain the high page number.
     
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    Interesting, Wonder if its a Erection and Maintenance manual, I have one for the A-26 but not the B-26
     
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    Here is Figure 534 from the A-26 Erection and maintenance manual.
     

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    Yes!!

    Look at that, the 75 mm cannon illustration!

    I thought it was the B-26, however, not the A-26...
     
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    The manual that come from is for the A-26B through A-26C aircraft.
     
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    ok Paul, awesome and Thanks!!

    I'm digging up some info on the cannon birds (A-38, B-18, etc...) and I recall that they also tested (what I thought was the B-26) one on this airframe.

    I was going on memory, so I'm glad I was at least close :lol:
     
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    No problem, glad I could help :)
     
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    GrauGeist said:
    "Yes!!
    Look at that, the 75 mm cannon illustration!
    I thought it was the B-26, however, not the A-26...
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    You are right/wrong because the USAF did away with the A- designations post war, and, being as the Martin B-26 was already out of service, re-designated the A-26 to B-26 between 1948 and 1965 (just to confuse everyone 65 years later)
     
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    I was checking to see if the Martin B-26 had trialed the 75mm but it turns out the Douglas A-26 was the airframe that had tested the 75mm.

    I know that some folks tend to confuse the post-war Douglas redesignation :thumbleft:
     
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