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.

Length

51 ft 7 in.

Height

19 ft

Weight

37,000 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

327 MPH

Service Ceiling

30,500 ft

Range

1,480 miles

Engines

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

Crew

3

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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