Tag Archive: Douglas A-26 Invader

Jul 13 2017

A-26 “Special Kay” flies again

“Special Kay” made its first flight in Fort Worth, Texas on 8 July 2017 after a six-and-a-half year restoration. This aircraft was the final B-26K, a variant of the A-26 Invader improved and re-engined by On Mark for service during the Vietnam War. More info on this topic on Warbirds News.    

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Jul 27 2016

A-26 Invader “Silver Dragon” damaged in landing accident at Oshkosh

The A-26 Invader “Silver Dragon” was damaged in a landing accident in Oshkosh when the nose gear retracted upon touchdown. Fortunately the crew emerged unhurt but, despite appearances, the aircraft probably sustained substantial damage. Video: AirshowStuffVideos

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Nov 22 2012

Combat veteran A-26 Invader unveiled at NEAM

After a 9-year restoration process, the Douglas A-26C Invader s/n 43-22499 nicknamed “Reida Rae” was unveiled on October 6th at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT. The aircraft flew combat missions with the 416th Bombardment Group of 9th Air Force in Europe from December 1944 to August 1945 (sic). Twelve 416th BG …

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Nov 05 2011

A-26 Invader to be restored in France

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.

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