Douglas B-26C 'Invader'

  Base model:B-26
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber
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  Length: 51' 3" 16.6 m
  Height:18' 6" 5.6 m
  Wingspan: 70' 0" 21.3 m
  Wingarea: 540.0 sq ft 50.1 sq m
  Empty Weight: 22,850 lb 10,365 kg
  Gross Weight: 27,600 lb 12,517 kg
  Max Weight: 35,000 lb 15,876 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-79
  Horsepower (each): 2000

  Range: 1,400 miles 2,255 km
  Cruise Speed: 284 mph 457 km/h 247 kt
  Max Speed: 355 mph 571 km/h 308 kt
  Ceiling: 22,100 ft 6,735 m

Examples of this type may be found at
Selfridge Military Air MuseumSelfridge ANG BasMichigan


Recent comments by our visitors
 Hal Stebbins
 Plano, TX
In doing research on my father, HF 'Steb' Stebbins Air Force career I was searching for info on a B-26 named Argosy that served in Korea. I have tried to reach Joe Callander that wrote to this forum in May 2000 but can not locate him. FYI, for anyone else searching, I do have a decent photo of the plane. i can send as a .jpg or pdf.
07/09/2011 @ 12:49 [ref: 39951]
 Dennis Delk
 Manassas, VA
Korean War Aircraft Lost list. Tail numbers included with crew information.

02/07/2009 @ 04:58 [ref: 23655]
 Tim Aukshun
 San Fernando La Union, OTH
I recently made a scuba dive and cleaned the tail of a B26 or A26 in 240 feet of water near Subic Bay, Philippines. The tail number is NP-1340. I am trying to get any history of this plane. It is still very much intact with several bombs still on it.
11/18/2006 @ 02:15 [ref: 14770]
  John Reed
 Salisbury, MD
There is a magazine published by Sterling Publishing Co
Mail Order Div
25 Whitman Road
New Jersey, 07751

this magazine was named Air War over Korea,1950-53 it has many pics of B-26s and other A/C used during the conflict, it contains many color photos,as a crew member on this A/C during that time I,cherish this magaazine for the memories it gives me. One Hellava airplane!

08/29/2005 @ 12:54 [ref: 11120]
  John Reed
 Salisbury, MD
There is a magazine published by Sterling Publishing Co
Mail Order Div

08/29/2005 @ 12:45 [ref: 11119]
 , UT
The B-26 had more than 3 crew, the A-26 had 3 crew.
03/16/2005 @ 13:00 [ref: 9716]
 Joe Callander
 Nashua, NH
Dear Sirs;
I would like to know if anyone would be able to grt a photo of a B-26 that my brother was a crew member. The name of th aircraft was the "Argosy", each of the crew received the DFC for one of the missions they flew in Korea.

Fathers Day is comig up and I know he lost all of his photos and moments from the Korean War years ago during a divorce.

If anyone of you can help me we would appreciate it.

Thank You

Joe Callander
Home Phone 1-603-888-8216
05/10/2000 @ 13:51 [ref: 171]


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