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    Cool Okay, a little history found today at SOH site!

    Was browsing the warbirds aircraft section of SOH, came across an "On Mark Marksman" twin engine executive aircraft! When reading the article, after WWII a company by the name of ON MARK ENGINEERING was converting surplus Douglas Invader A-26 airframes into civilian aircraft for executive use. Out of 60 surplus frames, On Mark was only able to successfully use a dozen of them for their new adventure!! I already had some military style Invader A-26 aircraft in my hangar, so I was tempted to say the least! Here's what I got now!

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    End of story! If you hear me "out and about" in the vicinity of Charleston AFB/Intl KCHS, give me a wave!

    Rick
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    How cool is that?!

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    It would be nice to see how they outfitted the interior for executive use. Bet they had to have deep pockets to pay the fuel bill too.
    Larry

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    Ian - Is that what one of these look like inside? That is nice, mine doesn't look that good??

    Thanks for sharing!

    Just found this on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ongWkyeVIW0

    This is better! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wpHSa4O0ck

    Rick
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    Now THAT is something to arrive in! Beauty!

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    I agree Blair, but as Larry said above, I bet this is a gas guzzler. It would probably be better, just to go out and buy a modern day business jet!
    Me? I don't have those kind of worries, just all in the imagination!

    Have a super day!

    Rick

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    SWEET!!!!

    Michael

    PS, Rick those old radials cost almost as much for oil burned or leaked as they do for gas. But they are truly sweet to hear and to fly!

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupert View Post
    SWEET!!!!

    Michael

    PS, Rick those old radials cost almost as much for oil burned or leaked as they do for gas. But they are truly sweet to hear and to fly!

    Michael
    You got that right, Michael, kind of like the sound of a Harley vs others! No others like them!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downwind66 View Post
    You got that right, Michael, kind of like the sound of a Harley vs others! No others like them!

    Rick
    I'd have said Ducati, because I prefer their handling. But in either case you're correct.

    Michael

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