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Douglas A-26 Invader

Our A-26 Invader, under restoration in Uvalde, TX, will be one of the few of its type to wear its original markings as "My Mary Lou" an A-26 that fought in Korea from 1953-56.

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Aircraft Specs
  • Wingspan 70 feet
  • Length 50 feet
  • Height 18 feet 3 inches
  • Empty Weight 22,850 pounds
  • Max Weight 35,000 pounds
  • Powerplants 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-27 "Double Wasp" radials, 2,000 hp
  • Armament Up to 20 M2 Browning Machine Guns
    6,000 pounds of bombs
  • Crew 3
  • Max Speed 355 mph
  • Service Ceiling 22,000 feet
  • Range 1,400 miles
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The A-26 Invader was a late WWII design that was one of the only aircraft in which its service history stretched over three major wars.

The A-26 was a medium bomber that was known for its speed and maneuverability. In Korean service, it saw duty as a close support bomber. In Vietnam, the type was redesignated the B-26K and was used as a ground attack and counter-insurgency aircraft. In civil use, the type enjoyed life as a fire bomber and a converted executive aircraft before the days of business jets.

Our A-26 Invader, under restoration in Uvalde, TX, will be one of the few of its type to wear its original markings as “My Mary Lou” an A-26 that fought in Korea from 1953-56.

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