The Douglas A-26 "Invader" light bomber, a follow-up airplane to the A-20 "Havoc", made its first flight on July
10, 1942. In November 1944,
it went into combat over Europe. It was used for level bombing, ground strafing
and rocket attacks. By the time production ended, 2,502 Invaders
had been built.
The A-26 was redesignated the B-26 in 1948. During the Korean Conflict, the
airplane entered combat once again, this time as a night intruder to harass North
Korean supply lines.
Early in the Vietnam conflict, the Invader went into action for the third time.
Also, the U.S.A.F. ordered 40 modified B-26B's having more powerful engines and
increased structural strength. Designated the B-26K, the airplanes were
designed for special air warfare missions. In 1966, the B-26K was redesignated
Source and Link: U.S.A.F. Museum.
Fully assembled, Handcrafted Model Airplane with Removable
(Scale: 1/28, Length: 16.5", Wing Span: 22.5