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Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader

Douglas A-26B Invader, Scandinavian Historic Flight, Reg. N167B, c/n 27881, Impe © Karsten Palt
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A-26 / B-26 Invader

Light Bomber

The Douglas A-26 Invader is twin-engined three-seat light bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company. The A-26 was redesignated B-26 in 1948.
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-2800-27 Double Wasp
Engine Power (each)1491 kW2000 hp
Speed570 km/h308 kts
  354 mph
Service Ceiling6.736 m22.100 ft
Range2.254 km1.217 NM
1.401 mi.
Empty Weight10.365 kg22.850 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight15.876 kg35.000 lbs
Wing Span21,34 m70,0 ft
Wing Area50,2 m540 ft
Length15,24 m50,0 ft
Height5,64 m18,5 ft
First Flight10.07.1942
Production Statusout of production
Total Production2452
ICAO CodeB26
Data for (Version)Douglas B-26B
VariantsA-26B, TB-26B, A-26C, RB-26C, TB-26C, JD-1, B-26K
Many Invader were converted to executive passenger transport aircraft for six- to eight passenger afer their military service.

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