B-26C Marketeer "Sexy Sue" at Chicago Executive

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B-26C Marketeer "Sexy Sue" at Chicago Executive

Postby wifesaysno » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:19 pm

My dad's latest flight took him to Chicago where he got wind of "some big twin radial with a mid set wing was sitting in the hanger over there"...he promptly ran over and sure enough, it was this fine B-26C!

He quickly sent these 2 pictures to me and called me giddy as a school boy!
Pardon the graphic nature of the nose art.....and the bald guy grinning  ;D


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Some other pictures (not from my dad)
http://vectaris.net/id654.html


Her history:
http://vectaris.net/id665.html

My dad said to get to the cockpit he had to crawl through a 30" high by 20" wide tunnel! He asked the pilot/maintainer about how loud it is at cruise, apparently those twin radials at cruise are quieter than a King Air  8-).....naturally the purr of radials is better than the whine of a turbine  ;)
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Re: B-26C Marketeer "Sexy Sue" at Chicago Executive

Postby wifesaysno » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:26 pm

If anyone is curious about trying an Invader or its kin (like the Marketeer) out, SOH has it, this will give you a start:
http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/l ... hp?catid=6

To clarify, the Marketeer is an executive version of the Invader, not to many of these conversions were made as the makers, On Mark at Van Nuys got caught up making B-26Ks for use in the Vietnam War.

You can have your King Air, Ill take a Marketeer any day!  8-)
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Re: B-26C Marketeer "Sexy Sue" at Chicago Executive

Postby expat » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:35 am

Wow, viewable nipples on an American aircraft, no scratch that, in America ;D ;D

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Re: B-26C Marketeer "Sexy Sue" at Chicago Executive

Postby Flying Trucker » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:16 am

Nice set Adam...thanks for posting them... :)
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Re: B-26C Marketeer "Sexy Sue" at Chicago Executive

Postby wifesaysno » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:57 am

Wow, viewable nipples on an American aircraft, no scratch that, in America ;D ;D

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Yeah you see the look on my dad's face? Absolutely priceless!
It turns out a 50+ year old pilot acts the same way around a gorgeous airplane with gorgeous nose art as an 18yr old  ;D
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Re: B-26C Marketeer "Sexy Sue" at Chicago Executive

Postby expat » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:37 am

Wow, viewable nipples on an American aircraft, no scratch that, in America ;D ;D

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Yeah you see the look on my dad's face? Absolutely priceless!
It turns out a 50+ year old pilot acts the same way around a gorgeous airplane with gorgeous nose art as an 18yr old
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