The Douglas A-26 Invader first went into combat in November 1944
and quickly earned a reputation for being a rugged and
dependable aircraft. They saw combat with the Ninth Air Force in
Europe and in the Pacific Theater. After a reorganization in
1948, the Invader was redesignated the B-26, but it should not
be confused with the Martin aircraft, the Marauder.
The Invader served with distinction
during the Korean War as a night attack aircraft. It earned a
place in history as being the type of aircraft that dropped the
first and last bombs over Korea. In between, the A-26 flew over
60,000 combat sorties with a loss of only 56 aircraft to enemy
The Invader was also used in the early
days of the Vietnam Conflict, flying ground attack missions
against the flow of enemy troops and material that came down the
Ho Chi Minh Trail. The last combat mission of the Invader took
place in 1969, a full 25 years after it first entered service.
Invader "Whistler's Mother"
From our Premier Series. World War II markings.
1/28th scale. 22.5" wingspan by 16.5" long.
No. AEB7D-PR. Only $174.95