Douglas A-26B Invader First Test Flight- With Steve Hinton
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The A-26 Invader was a twin-engine attack bomber used by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. The aircraft was designed to be fast and maneuverable, with a streamlined body that allowed it to operate at high altitudes. It was armed with a variety of weapons, including 50-caliber machine guns and bombs, and could carry up to eight 5-inch rockets.
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The A-26 was a highly versatile aircraft, used for a variety of missions, including ground attack, reconnaissance, and night interdiction. Its speed and agility made it an effective weapon against enemy ground forces, and it was used extensively during the Korean War to destroy enemy infrastructure and supplies.
After the war, the A-26 was converted for civilian use, and many were used for cargo and firefighting operations. A few remain in service today as air tankers for firefighting missions. The A-26 Invader was a highly successful aircraft, known for its speed, agility, and versatility, and played an important role in the history of military aviation.
And thanks to the awesome channel of Kermit Weeks, we get to see a glimpse of how it looks to be in one of these in the air! Check it out: