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The Douglas A-26B, A-26C, B-26B, B-26C, and A-26K built by Dreamscape Studios are our latest high value models. These models are built near to scale (within a couple of percent in overall dimensions), fully painted and textured with realistic maps, and includes a great deal of detail. The model includes geometrically detailed radial engines (although the A and B-26 had twin row radials we only used a single row radial to keep poly count at a more reasonable level. Much of the cockpit, rear gunners position and in the C models the forward position have some detail and major components are modeled. The cockpit detail include seat, controls and instrumentation, rudder pedals and step down passage for the C models. These models also have animated propellers, animateable ailerons, elevators, flaps, inboard flaps, rudder, cowling flaps, landing gear retraction and landing gear doors. This model is a completely new build in 2016. These models make an excellent video animation and animation model!
The A-26 was designed as a low level attack and bomber platform. It also had an internal bomb bay and was fast and reliable. The A-26B models were the hard nose models with a navigator/gun loader stationed in the forward cockpit with the pilot and a gunner in the rear. Eight machine guns were mounted in the nose. The A-26C model had the clear nose and the navigator bombardier was stationed in that nose. Machine guns remained in the wing and strafing was also part of its capability. After the war, these aircraft would remain in front line service with the USAAF and in 1948 the USAF. During the Korean conflict the B-26B and C saw a lot of active service. The redesignated A-26 was to undergo a major upgrade to A-26K. The 1960s again saw active service for the A-26s in the Vietnam conflict. The A-26, and B-26 were also sold to other nations for use in their air forces. Some were sold surplus into civil use, some were converted to fire fighter water tankers and others were destined for the museum and flying warbird for public display.