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The Douglas A-26 Invader was a distinguished twin-engine light bomber whose origins were well-placed in the Second World War. The system proved adept at day and night flying, attacking targets with a bevy of machine guns or drop bombs and operating at low and medium altitudes with equal success. The type was fielded throughout the conflict in both Pacific and European theaters and went on to see action in the global wars to follow including Korea, Indo-China and Vietnam. In the end, the Invader served American forces for some twenty years before being officially retired and removed from service - such was the reach of this magnificent airplane.

A-26BEdit

Douglas A-26B "Invader"
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General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Speed 587 km/h
Category Heavy Bomber
General Ingame Information
Debut Debut in Forgotten Hope mod
Used by USA
Guns 6x 12.7 mm .50 M2HB Browning
1250 rounds
Bombs 8x 250kg
Seat 2 1x 12.7 mm Twin .50 M2HB Browning
900 rounds
Seat 3 1x 12.7 mm Twin .50 M2HB Browning
900 rounds
Historical Picture
A26B real

The A-26B model series became the first major production version with its mounted collection of heavy machine guns in a solid nose assembly. A crew of three operated this type and consisted of a pilot, navigator/loader and gunner. Some 1,355 B-26B (A-26's were redesignated to B-26 due to the establishment of the United States Air Force as an independent service in 1947) model series aircraft were eventually produced along with 25 other aircraft that were never delivered.

A-26CEdit

Douglas A-26C "Invader"
A26C
General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Speed 587 km/h
Category Heavy Bomber
General Ingame Information
Debut Debut in Forgotten Hope mod
Used by USA
Bombs 8x 250kg
Seat 2 1x 12.7 mm Twin .50 M2HB Browning
900 rounds
Seat 3 1x 12.7 mm Twin .50 M2HB Browning
900 rounds
Historical Picture
A-26C Invader

A-26B models were eventually followed by an A-26C model with a glassed-in nose and bombardier-manned Norden bombsight, which means that you can use new improved bombing system, introduce in 0.55. These were more in line with the dedicated light attack bomber role than the preceding A-26B models, whose forte was generally strafing with machine guns. A-26C models were built concurrently alongside A-26B systems. 1,091 A-26C models were delivered.










XA-26BEdit

Douglas XA-26B
XA-26B
General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Speed 587 km/h
Category Ground Attack Aircraft
General Ingame Information
Used by USA
Guns 1x 75 mm M10
1x 37 mm M10
6x 12.7 mm .50 M2HB Browning
21 shots
Bombs 4x250 kg
Seat 2 1x 12.7 mm Twin .50 M2HB Browning
2000 rounds
Seat 3 1x 12.7 mm .50 M2HB Browning
600 rounds
Historical Picture
XA-26B real


XA-26B was a prototype low altitude attack aircraft with 75 mm gun in solid nose. The testing program for the XA-26B was successful, and the Army ordered the aircraft into production; however, the 75mm cannon had a slow firing rate and was prone to jamming, so various alternate armament configurations were considered. Several combinations of 75mm or 37mm cannons and .50-cal. machine guns were tried. Armament testing continued even after the production of A-26Bs had started.

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