Martin B-26 Marauder
The B-26 was one of the most successful medium-range bombers of World War II. Decried initially as "widow maker", it soon proved its high degree of reliability even under heavy flak during low-level flying. Flown for the first time in November 1940, the B-26 was not put into service until 1942 when it operated from Australian air base. In May 1943 it got its baptism under fire in Europe. Power plant: two P&W R-2800-43twin engines each delivering 2,000 hp. Maximum speed 455 km/h at 1500m; range 1770 km; payload 1814g of bombs.
Features: Detailed cockpit, two pilot figures, slewing MG turret, 4 MGs at the front end, detailed twin radial engines, movable propellers, landing gear retracted or let down, detailed transfers for two USAF versions.
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