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DOUGLAS A-26B INVADER
Specifications

Type: Light bomber
Crew: 3
Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Company
First flight: July 10, 1942
Entered Service: N/A
Final Delivery: N/A
Number built: 2,452
Unit cost: US$242,595

Powerplant:
Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
Model: R-2800-27 "Double Wasp"
Type: two-row, 18-cylinder, air-cooled radial
Number: 2
Horsepower: 2,000 hp each

Dimensions:
Length: 50 ft 0 in (15.24 m)
Wingspan: 70 ft 0 in (21.34 m)
Height: 18 ft 3 in (5.64 m)
Wing area: 540 ft (50 m)

Weights:
Empty weight: 22,850 lb (10,365 kg)
Loaded weight: 27,600 lb (12,519 kg)
Maximum takeoff weight: 35,000 lb (15,900 kg)

Performance:
Maximum speed: 355 mph (570 kph)
Range: 1,400 mi (2,300 km)
Service ceiling: 22,000 ft (6,700 m)
Rate of climb: 1,250 ft/min (6.4 m/s)
Wing loading: 51 lb/ft (250 kg/m)
Power/mass: 0.145 hp/lb (108 W/kg)

Armament:
Guns:
– Up to 8 .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns in the nose (1,600 rpg)
– 8 .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine guns paired in four optional underwing pods
– 2 .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine guns in remote-controlled dorsal turret
– 2 .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine guns in remote-controlled ventral turret

Bombs:
– 6,000 lb (2,700 kg) capacity
— 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) in the bomb bay plus 2,000 lb (910 kg) carried externally
     on the wings


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