By Jim Roeder, Janusz Swiatlon (Artworks by)
Osprey's examine of the A-26 Invader devices' participation in international warfare II (1939-1945). Designed to mix the bombing potential of the B-26 Marauder with the flexibility of the ground-attack A-20 Havoc, the A-26 Invader may turn into the USAAF's assault bomber par excellence. able to flying low-level strafing or traditional bombing missions via easily altering the nostril configuration of the airplane, the Invader first observed motion in 1943 within the Pacific Theater attacking Japanese-held islands. Arriving in Europe numerous months later, the A-26 served with contrast for the rest of international conflict II. actually, the layout proved such a success that it can pass directly to fly wrestle missions for another twenty years. Written via army aviation professional Jerry Scutts and illustrated with brand-new colour profiles and infrequent images, this is often the 1st ebook to concentration solely at the A-26's missions in international struggle II.
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He also said the smoke in his compartment was getting thick, 0 I rold him to come up to the pilot's compartmenr, which he did. I tried to contact my leader but could not do so. Then 1 tried all emergency channels without success. Sgt Raccio then used the fire extinguisher in the pilot's comparrment on the fire but ould do no more than slow it down temporarily. '''As the bomb-bay tank was full of gas, 1 didn't think there was too much danger of an explosion from the vapour, so 1 decided to stay with the Right back to our base or unril I saw a field.
Note the flak bursts and the Invader formation ahead of this aircraft ' A·26B-20·DT 43-22418 also served with the 386th BG ........ severely damaged both the yard and me railway line w somhern Germany. Together with the 39Jst, 409th and 416th BGs, as well as the ISt Pathfinder Squadron, the 386th's final bombing mission came on 3 May when it participated in the anack on the wd ammunition plant. 391st BG The 391 st BG was originally based at Matching (also known as Matching Green w member of rhe group), Essex.
In the event the group did not fully converr to the A-26 until JUSt a few days before the,erman surrender in early May J 945. c Z --t C/) ("") o z < m :IJ --t A-26B-15-DL Invader 41-29194 MISCHIEVOUS MICCS suffered a nose gear failure on landing at Coulommiers in late 1944. Note the olive drab A-20s parked behind the aircraft This A-26B-45-DL of the 646th BS/ 410th BG was photographed following its return to the USA in late 1945. The bomber has had all of its armament removed BEAUTIFUL KATEY of the 386th BG has its port engine serviced on the ramp at Bretigny.
A-26 Invader Units of World War 2 (Combat Aircraft 82) by Jim Roeder, Janusz Swiatlon (Artworks by)