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New York WW2

A Norwegian ship leaving New York sometime during WW2. With a recognizable deck cargo

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Watched an old war time do***entry on Youtube yesterday showing wingless USAAF Lightnings being towed down some village street in the UK with the front landing gear sitting on the bed of the truck (lorry) and the landing gear on both wings stubs lowered 'tricycle' style. It all looked very stable! Probably making no more than 5mph.

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Watching all those double P-38 hulls have made you see more than double it seems. The extra postings can be deleted, use the edit button. The deck cargo here must be a B-25 methinks.
 

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To me it looks like a Martin Maryland, the cockpit front is too narrow for a B25. The Maryland served with the RAF, the French Air Force, (including Vichy forces) and later the SAAF, and also with the FAA, mainly as a target tower by the latter.
 

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Yes, I think you are correct with B25 Mitchell Stein, it is certainly not a P38 Lightning
 

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On the Martin Maryland the engines lay nearly on top of the wings, on the Micthell they were close to hanging underneath. And the wings of the Maryland were fastened - as follows - quite low on the fuselage. We might consider a B-16 Marauder, but not because of a narrower cockpit. Anyone with a "narrow" cockpit alternative?
 

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Agreed, they are certainly not Lightnings. I did not look closely enough the first time.

I shall not be repeating this message.

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I think the fuselage looks too narrow for a Mitchell. Maybe a Douglas A-20 Havoc/Boston?
 

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A20 - Also has no top of wing engine fairing apart from a prominent cooling duct.
A20 - Pilot seat only in cockpit... B25 - Pilot and co-pilot seats.
 

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I think I will go along with the A-20 choice, look at this photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_A-20_Havoc#/media/File:Douglas_A-20J_France.jpg
 

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