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A-26 Invader : Interchangable nose section


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Interchangable Nose Sections   

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  1. 1. Should this be implemented in the game , not only for the A-26

    • Yes , It gives them more versatility and a better role in the game
    • No , makes the aircraft un-balanced or is not needed in game
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    • Mixed feelings
  2. 2. Should all of the possible noses be impemented ?

    • Yes , it makes u more versatile and allow a different playstyle
    • No , it would hurt the planes behaviour too much or make it OP
    • Mixed feelings


Well got redirected here from Questions To The Team section and its pretty much the same post actually .

 

According to the information i found , the Invader could have interchangable  nose section so you could quickly exchange the weapons for your mission.

 

"The A-26B had a "solid" nose, which originally could be equipped with a combination of anything from .50 caliber machine guns, 37mm auto cannon, 20mm or even a 75mm pack howitzer, but normally the solid nose version housed six (or later eight) .50 caliber machine guns, officially termed the "all-purpose nose", later commonly known as the "six-gun nose" or "eight-gun nose". The A-26C's "glass" nose, officially termed the "Bombardier nose", contained a Norden bombsight for medium altitude precision bombing. The A-26C nose section included two fixed M-2 guns, later replaced by underwing gun packs or internal guns in the wings

 

We now have the A-26C-45 Invader which also had the ability the exchange noses but couldnt fit as much guns as the -B which is planned in the release tree.

 

If anything the current A-26 is a competent ground attacker but those 6 50s spread wide on the wings are good for ground attack and nothing else . Getting these interchangable noses would enable it to be more versitale like it should be .

 

Here is a picture showing all the combinations :

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And some more info confirming that the C version was a primarily bomber variant but it could also benefit from the interchangable nose sections :

 

"As originally planned, it was expected that the A-26B would be fitted with a variety of alternate solid nose sections, and that one deemed to be the best would be selected. Options that were tested on early A-26Bs included one 75-mm cannon to starboard and two 0.50-inch machine guns to port; one 75-mm cannon to starboard and one 37-mm cannon to port; two 37-mm cannon with one on each side of the nose; one 37-mm cannon to starboard and two 0.50-inch machine guns to port; four 0.50-inch guns starboard and one 37-mm cannon to port; or four 0.50-inch guns to starboard and two 0.50-in guns to port. Eventually at the end of 1944, the USAAF finally made up its mind and decided that the solid-nosed A-26B would have six machine guns with 400 rounds per gun. The guns in the two turrets had 500 rounds each."

 

And actually a problem i found reading this info is as following :

"Six forward-firing 0.50-inch machine guns in nose. Forward-firing armament could be supplemented by eight 0.50-inch guns mounted in four-gun twin packages mounted underneath the outer wing panels. Two 0.50-inch machine guns in remotely-controlled dorsal turret. Two 0.50-inch machine guns in remotely-controlled ventral turret. An internal bomb load of 4000 pounds could be carried. Maximum total bomb load of 6000 pounds."

 

Indicating from this that the current Invader should have the same amount of guns it has now but have them in the nose. Also the 6000lb capacity should come with the implementation of external bomb racks i suppose ? Not only for the B-17 and the Yers then.

 

Judging by this either we have the wrong aircraft version or a mixed weapon setup .

 

What do you guys think about this ? And if you can PM me about other planes that could also do this so i can expand it not only for the invader since not many people own one .

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Armament: Six forward-firing 0.50-inch machine guns in nose. Forward-firing armament could be supplemented by eight 0.50-inch guns mounted in four-gun twin packages mounted underneath the outer wing panels. Two 0.50-inch machine guns in remotely-controlled dorsal turret. Two 0.50-inch machine guns in remotely-controlled ventral turret. An internal bomb load of 4000 pounds could be carried. Maximum total bomb load of 6000 pounds.

 

More info and source:

http://www.3rdattackgroup.org/a-26-b-26-invader.php

http://www.usaaf-in-cbi.com/341st_web/aircraft/a26b.htm

 

That nose also housed radars in the korean war.

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More info and source:

http://www.3rdattackgroup.org/a-26-b-26-invader.php

http://www.usaaf-in-cbi.com/341st_web/aircraft/a26b.htm

 

That nose also housed radars in the korean war.

Ty alot for this ! Il try to get more info in the post as soon as i can :)

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No, it's not a photoshop: 

 

Here's an A-26C wearing an A-26B nose.

 

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http://replicainscale.blogspot.com/2011/05/couple-of-early-phantoms-way-it-was-who.html

 

 

And, looking at this photo again, those look like rocket mounts under the wing. I think they could carry up to 14.

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Moved to further discussion  :salute:

Ty Smin :)

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