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By Jim Roeder, Janusz Swiatlon

Designed to mix the bombing power of the B-26 Marauder with the flexibility of the ground-attack A-20 Havoc, the A-26 Invader might turn into the USAAF's assault bomber par excellence. able to flying low-level strafing or traditional bombing missions through easily altering the nostril configuration of the airplane, the Invader first observed motion in 1943 within the Pacific Theatre attacking Japanese-held islands. Arriving in Europe numerous months later, the A-26 served with contrast for the rest of global battle 2. in truth, the layout proved such a success that it's going to cross directly to fly strive against missions for an extra decades.

Written through army aviation professional, Jerry Scutts, and illustrated with brand-new color profiles and infrequent images, this can be the 1st booklet to concentration completely at the A-26's missions in global warfare 2.

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The lower turret was deleted from the A-26C-55DT and A-26B-50DL onward, an extra fuel tank being installed in the fuselage in its place. Ironically, the added external rocket and bomb capability would prove to be of little benefit to the A-26 because operations in rough field conditions caused a weakening of the wing structure when laden down with ordnance. The Mk 33 bomb sighting unit as fitted in the Invader. A. denotes the precision latch, B. the action switch (bomb release trigger) and C. the elevation latch The Invader was also plagued with nose gear failures.

The target was the defended village of Hillsheim. Again, all of this bombing was done to put a crimp in von Runstedt’s drive. The flight over was quiet till the target area was reached, then all hell broke loose, the effects – devastation. Rick Prentiss rocked his aeroplane all over the sky in evasive action but to no avail. The flak was heavy and intense and clawed at the aeroplanes in the sky. Bursts of flak surrounded Prentiss’ aeroplane, and also caught his wingman and deputy. Both were seen to go down with no ’chutes blossoming.

On the 10th the Project Squadron targeted a bridge at Nancy and the third and fourth missions were flown the following day, the first of these being against German gun positions at Metz. The third mission (the day’s second) was an attack on the Luftwaffe airfield at Leeuwarden, in Holland. The fifth mission, on 12 September, saw the aircraft strike fortifications at Sheld, while the sixth, on the 14th, was a return attack on enemy strong points in Brest. Two days later the A-26s bombed the Berg op Zoom dyke in Holland.

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