Douglas A-26 Invader

ICAO aircraft code B26
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Co.
Country United States
New price USD .24 million

The Douglas A-26 Invader (designated B-26 between 1948 and 1965) is an American twin-engined light bomber and ground attack aircraft.

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Douglas A-26 Invader specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
B26
Manufacturer
Douglas Aircraft Co.
Manufactured
1942 - Onward
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD .24 million

Aircraft performance

Engine:
2x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-71 Double Wasp
Piston
Power:
2,000 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
312 Kts
578 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
85 Kts
Travel range:
1,215 Nm
2,250 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
22,100 feet
Rate of Climb:
1250 feet / minute
6.35meter / second
Take Off Distance:
1220 meter - 4,002.58 feet
Landing Distance:
1220 meter - 4,002.58 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
15,876 Kg
35,000 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
12,519 Kg
27,599 lbs
Max Payload:
1,815 Kg
4,001 lbs

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About the Douglas A-26 Invader

The Douglas A-26 Invader (designated B-26 between 1948 and 1965) is an American twin-engined light bomber and ground attack aircraft. Built by Douglas Aircraft Company during World War II, the Invader also saw service during several major Cold War conflicts. A limited number of highly modified United States Air Force aircraft served in Southeast Asia until 1969. It was a fast aircraft capable of carrying a large bomb load. A range of guns could be fitted to produce a formidable ground-attack aircraft.

A redesignation of the type from A-26 to B-26 led to confusion with the Martin B-26 Marauder, which first flew in November 1940, some 20 months before the Douglas design’s maiden flight. Although both aircraft were powered by the widely used Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp 18-cylinder, double-row radial engine, they were completely different and separate designs, with some 5,300 Marauders produced to 2,503 Invaders.

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