Designation: B-26K

Douglas B-26K

Douglas B-26K Invader

A picture of the Douglas B-26K Invader

The B-26K is a modified and remanufactured A-26B originally built during World War II.  Aging Douglas B-26Bs were rebuilt by On Mark Engineering of California during 1964 and 1965 for use in the Vietnam War.  Due to political considerations the aircraft were called A-26A during their deployment to Thailand with the 609th Special Operations Squadron.  Their duties in Vietnam primarily consisted of interdicting the flow of North Vietnamese supplies and troops down the Ho Chi Minh Trail.  Invaders served until 1969 when the last of them were returned to the United States.

Wingspan 71 ft 6 in.

Wingspan

Length 51 ft 7 in.

Length

Height 19 ft

Height

Weight 37,000 lbs (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 327 MPH

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 30,500 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 1,480 miles

Range

Engines Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-52W radial with 2,500 horsepower each

Engines

Crew 3

Crew


Manufacturer
Douglas

Markings
56th Special Operations Wing, Nakhon Phanom Air Base, Thailand, 1968-69

Serial Number
64-17653

Designation
B-26K

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