BY AARON HAM PHOTOS BY PETER HALL
A- 26 INVA DER
Advanced Scale Models
This high-performance twin-engine ARF captures the same thrill
and excitement of the full-size bomber
SEEING OFFICIAL COMBAT and civilian
service for over 40 years, the Douglas A- 26
Invader included two monstrous Pratt &
Whitney R2800 radial engines, a wingspan
of 70 feet and a maximum takeoff weight of
35,000 pounds. What set the Invader apart
from its contemporaries was its blistering
top speed of 355mph and its ability to carry
a tremendous bomb load with a range of
Originally designed as a tactical support
aircraft for the Army Air Corps in the early
1940s and first seeing service in 1943, the
Invader served in WW II, the Korean War
and the Vietnam War. Although later
renamed the B- 26 Invader after it replaced
the retiring B- 26 Marauder in 1948, it was
again re-designated in May of 1966 as the A-
26A. The A- 26 has also been used as a target
drone tug, a counter-insurgence aircraft
The horizontal stabilizer is attached with a scale
dihedral angle and the control linkage is easy to
install. The rudder uses pull-pull cable control.
FAST AND LOOK
MODEL Advanced Scale Models
A- 26 Invader
DISTRIBUTOR Global Hobby
TYPE Advanced Semi-Scale twin
WINGSPAN 92 in.
WING AREA 990 sq. in.
WEIGHT 17 lb. 1 oz.
WING LOADING 39. 34 oz./sq. ft.
LENGTH 66 in.
RADIO 6-channel or more
■ Semi-scale warbird appearance
■ Three-piece wing for easy
■ Impressive scale performance