Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader

Light Bomber

Douglas A-26B Invader, Scandinavian Historic Flight, Reg. N167B, c/n 27881, Impe © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
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.
Many Invader were converted to executive passenger transport aircraft for six- to eight passenger afer their military service.
Crew3
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 ft 0 in
Wing Area50,2 m²540 ft²
Length15,24 m50 ft 0 in
Height5,64 m18 ft 6 in
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

[Photo-ID: 6495] © Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Douglas A-26B Invader, US Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-34765, c/n 28044,© Karsten Palt, 2013Douglas
A-26B Invader
US Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-34765
c/n: 28044
 
ex N67160
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 6496] © Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Douglas A-26B Invader, US Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-34765, c/n 28044,© Karsten Palt, 2013Douglas
A-26B Invader
US Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-34765
c/n: 28044
 
ex N67160
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 11284] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Douglas A-26C Invader, United States Air Force (USAF), 44-35224, c/n 28503,© Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
A-26C Invader
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 44-35224
c/n: 28503
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11285] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Douglas A-26C Invader, United States Air Force (USAF), 44-35224, c/n 28503,© Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
A-26C Invader
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 44-35224
c/n: 28503
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5317] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Douglas A-26C Invader, US Air Force (USAF), 44-35733, c/n 29012,© Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-26C Invader
US Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 44-35733
c/n: 29012
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 10980] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas A-26C Invader, US Army Air Force (USAAF), 43-22494, c/n 18641,© Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
A-26C Invader
US Army Air Force (USAAF)
Reg.: 43-22494
c/n: 18641
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10081] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-30
Douglas A-26C Invader, US Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-35523, c/n 28831,© Karsten Palt, 2014Douglas
A-26C Invader
US Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-35523
c/n: 28831
 
ex N5544V
Air Mobility Command Museum [Dover AFB, DE]
[Photo-ID: 10080] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-30
Douglas A-26C Invader, US Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-35523, c/n 28831,© Karsten Palt, 2014Douglas
A-26C Invader
US Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-35523
c/n: 28831
 
ex N5544V
Air Mobility Command Museum [Dover AFB, DE]
[Photo-ID: 10986] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas B-26K Counter Invader, United States Air Force (USAF), 64-17653, c/n 7091,© Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
B-26K Counter Invader
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 64-17653
c/n: 7091
 
ex A-26 41-39378
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10987] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas B-26K Counter Invader, United States Air Force (USAF), 64-17653, c/n 7091,© Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
B-26K Counter Invader
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 64-17653
c/n: 7091
 
ex A-26 41-39378
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 5343] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Douglas B-26K Counter Invader, US Air Force (USAF), 64-17676, c/n 7309,© Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
B-26K Counter Invader
US Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 64-17676
c/n: 7309
 
ex USAAF 41-39596, ex N29939
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 5342] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Douglas B-26K Counter Invader, US Air Force (USAF), 64-17676, c/n 7309,© Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
B-26K Counter Invader
US Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 64-17676
c/n: 7309
 
ex USAAF 41-39596, ex N29939
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]