B-26B

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This page is about the American bomber B-26B. For the French version, see B-26C.
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B-26B
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Description

The B-26B Marauder is a rank III American bomber with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB) and 4.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Wind of Change".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 3 962 m491 km/h
Turn time34 s
Max altitude8 500 m
Engine2 х Pratt & Whitney R-2800-43
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight17 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,962 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 403 387 8500 35.3 36.6 2.4 2.4 950
Upgraded 525 491 32.8 34.0 10.3 5.6

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
0 265 ___ ___ ___ ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ > ___

Survivability and armour

Crew6 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear265 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB990 → 1 260 Sl icon.png
RB2 490 → 3 169 Sl icon.png
SB4 380 → 5 575 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications24 300 Rp icon.png
57 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training32 000 Sl icon.png
Experts110 000 Sl icon.png
Aces500 Ge icon.png
Research Aces320 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
60 / 150 / 490 % Sl icon.png
142 / 142 / 142 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
1 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 800 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
1 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 800 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
1 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 500 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
3 500 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
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Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
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Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
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Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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bmg50_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
2 800 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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M31
Research:
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Cost:
2 800 Sl icon.png
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bmg50_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
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M32
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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ITC mk.III
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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bmg50_turret_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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M65
Research:
1 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 500 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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bmg50_turret_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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M66
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition1 100 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Main article: M2 Browning (12.7 mm)

The B-26B is armed with:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (200 rpg)
  • 4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, cheek-mounted (250 rpg upper + 200 rpg lower = 900 total)

Suspended armament

List of setups (6)
Setup 130 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
Setup 214 x 300 lb H.E. M31 bomb
Setup 38 x 600 lb H.E. M32 bomb
Setup 44 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
Setup 52 x 2000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb
Setup 61 x Mk.13-1 torpedo (1927 lbs)
Main article: Mk.13-1 (1,927 lb)

The B-26B can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 30 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (3,000 lb total)
  • 14 x 300 lb H.E. M31 bombs (4,200 lb total)
  • 8 x 600 lb H.E. M32 bombs (4,800 lb total)
  • 4 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 1,927 lb Mk.13-1 torpedo

Defensive armament

Ammunition270 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Ammunition800 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Ammunition240 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Ammunition1600 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Main article: M2 Browning (12.7 mm)

The B-26B is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose turret (270 rpg)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, dorsal turret (400 rpg = 800 total)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, 2 x beam turrets (240 rpg)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, tail turret (800 rpg = 1,600 total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

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Pros:

Cons:

History

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Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Glenn L. Martin Company
Attackers  AM-1
Bombers  B-10B · B-26B · PBM-1 · PBM-3
Jet bombers  B-57A* · B-57B*
Export  Martin 139WC · Martin 167-A3 · B-26C
  * These aircraft were license-built from The English Electric Company Limited who developed and built the British English Electric Canberra.

USA bombers
Dive  SB2U-2 · SB2U-3 · SBD-3 · SB2C-1C · SB2C-4
Torpedo  TBD-1 · PBY-5 Catalina · PBY-5A Catalina · TBF-1C · BTD-1
Medium  B-10B · B-18A · B-34 · PV-2D · B-25J-1 · B-25J-20 · A-26C-45 · A-26C-45DT · B-26B
Heavy  B-17E · B-17E/L · B-17G-60-VE · PB4Y-2 · B-24D-25-CO · B-29A-BN
Hydroplanes  OS2U-1 · OS2U-3 · PBM-1 "Mariner" · PBM-3 "Mariner"