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    A 26 firebombers formation video

    Three a 26 formation flight, lots more on his u tube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H44JsdWXBU

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    Thanks Scotavia, I'm surprised to see so little reaction on the forum to this, each to their own I guess. Very rare to see so much material from those firebombing days including the in-flight r/t, much camraderie in evidence! The A-26: In my opinion the most attractive heavy twin from the war, and a great airshow performer.
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    Also see this feature film "always" which features A 26 fire bombers http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096794/

    Two Douglas A-26 Invader fire bombers (Douglas B-26C Invader No. 57][12] and Douglas TB-26C Invader No. 59[13]) were prominently featured in Always.[14] The flying for the film was performed by well-known film pilot Steve Hinton[15] and Dennis Lynch,[16] the owner of the A-26s.[Note 3]

    A number of other aircraft also appeared in Always: Aeronca 7AC Champion, Bellanca 8KCAB Super Decathlon, Beechcraft Model 18, Cessna 337 Super Skymaster, Cessna 340, Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter, Douglas C-54 Skymaster, Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar, McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and North American B-25J Mitchell. Two helicopters were also seen: Bell 206 JetRanger and Bell UH-1B Iroquois.
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    Excellent video scotavia, thanks for posting. The break to the left at 4:58 over the camera ship is stunning.

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    Some of the pictures I took way back in 1986, when Airspray had the A-26's based at our local airport, up here in Fort McMurray.
















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    Great film and photos. Thanks
    The Douglas B-26 is a great looking aircraft. I suspect the view sideways for the pilot is rather poor through.
    Here is my own photo of a beautiful Invader. AB-26B 44-34624 N6101C Van Nuys Airport, California April 1965

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    Thanks for sharing, Dogsbody!!

    scotavia, "Always" is one of the best aviation movies ever, great to remind people of it.

    Great thread!

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    One of the former airspray A-26's in here in Australia I believe.

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    Cheers, Dan
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