The “ALBA” Bomber Constructing the “ALBA” Bomber Preping the nose The skins and nose bumper were removed so the structure could be used to resemble the glass nose of a bomber. Removing the hull The HU-16’s keel and lower fuselage was removed to accept a frame on wheels that could be moved around the museum. Hull removed Nose and glass After the skin was removed a glass nose was fabricated with oxygen bottles, flexible 30 cal machine guns and other items found in the nose of a bomber. Nose glass After the skin was removed, new glass was formed to fit the structure. Inside the nose glass Bombadier controls A control box was fabrocated to hold all of the bombadiers instruments. Completed panel Bombadiers position Bombadiers position with it’s “bombsite”. Since Nordan bombsites are rare collectables, a drift meter and imagination was used to finalize this position. The bomb bay The inner gear wells were used on the HU-16 to act as the bomb bay for the bomber. Replica 100lb bombs were added to give the look of a functioning bomb bay. Waist gun positions 50 cal. waist guns were added along with ammo box’s and other items found in a World War Two bomber. 50 cal. ammo boxes 50 cal. ammo boxes were added to each waist position along with ammo. Saftey lights Lights were added of safety during power outages The bomb bay finished Replica 100 lb bombs were hung in the “bomb bay” from shackles while the radar operators position is being built up. Looking from the waist forward Nose section Completed nosesection with two 30 cal. guns in the elevated position. Marking layout Fuselage paint and markings The fuselage was painted and marked as requested by the museum.