How about doing the A-26 Invader ?
I was talking with a friend, He's got to be ninety years old is an Instructor pilot in both single and multi engine aircraft and still teaches and fly's nearly everyday ! He's been flying for 70 years.
I was asking him about flying during the war and aviation stuff in general.
He's flown a lot of warbirds in combat in the pacific and later and just about every other kind of prop.
So anyways I asked the inevitable question, What was the best airplane you ever flew ? He said in combat or civilian aircraft ?
Then he stopped himself waved his hands and said, It's the B-26 Invader you may know it as the A-26 Invader if you've ever even heard of it ?
I nodded I had, so he went on. Saying that The A-26 was by far the best propeller driven aircraft he has ever flown and is the best Prop aircraft ever built bar none. I asked even better than the P-51 ?
He told me look by the time the A-26's came out, they had gone about as far as you could with a prop and they had everything worked out.
He continued saying, I transitioned to multi engines in the P-38f because the army could train you for the cheap, that plane was the worst abomination ever thrust upon us. But they kind of fixed it later on with the air brake.
The P-47 was big and it was good at what it did best and that was ground attacks, I didn't like the visibility in the early ones but at least you could duck behind some metal on the way out of a run. And it was nice flying at altitude also.
He thought the P-51's were kind of overrated, because one lil pin hole and you might be eating rice or swimming home and that was only if you were lucky he said, But a P-51 was really great to fly !
But that the A-26's could actually dog fight with a P-51 and turn inside one and get on it's tail ! And that he'd done it many times. It could do the same things as the fighters and anything a bomber could do. Further by the time the Japs knew that a raid was going on we were long gone and the Island was burning or the ships were sinking, It was that fast.
It had basically the same engines as the P-47 only two of them so it doubled your survivability.
He also told me they flew many pathfinder missions for the B-29's because they were so high up they could never find the targets so we'd get it burning for them. Sometimes they still couldn't see it we'd go back hit the place again and by the time we were done the whole place would be on fire and there was nothing left for them to bomb. This man is incredible to talk with to say the least. And when it comes to aircraft, I'll take his word.
So with It's service record from WW2 through Korea and Vietnam and firefighting today. Just think of the repaint possibilities alone. And the R-2800 well that engine just speaks for itself.
We need this girl accu-simmed heres a link I found with great pics drawings etc. http://napoleon130.tripod.com/