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Nov 05 2011

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A-26 Invader to be restored in France

An A-26B of the 553rd Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group. (Photo USAF)

A Douglas A-26 Invader recently arrived in Avignon and should be restored. It is A-26B-45-DL s/n 44-34172, built by Douglas in Long Beach, California.

Sold as surplus in 1958, the airframe was owned by several different companies and individuals. It was initially meant to be converted into a Monarch 26 corporate aircraft, but that project was never carried out. Its following owners intended to restore it to its wartime condition, but the restoration never progressed much.

More information (in French) and pictures can be found on the Aviation Ancienne and Pégase  forums.

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