Douglas B-26C Invader 1/48 Scale Mahogany Model

$ 159.95

Introducing the ready-built AB26T Desktop Model. This 1/48 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 16.5 inches and a length of 13.5 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.

This collectible B-26 Invader – known as the A-26 until 1948 - represents an aircraft that fought in wars large and small for almost 30 years. The Invader light attack bomber flew in the Pacific in World War II, over Cuba and in Africa and Vietnam – a true Cold Warrior. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail, this 1/48-scale model B-26 makes a great pilot gift, or a wonderful present for any aviation enthusiast or history buff.

Like the DeHaviland Mosquito, the Invader was a single-pilot bomber, with a crew member serving as navigator, bombardier and when necessary, loader for the nose guns.

First flight of the Invader was July 10, 1942, with service deliveries beginning in 1943. The Invader first saw service in the Pacific with the Fifth Air Force, but saw greater success in Europe, flying bombing, strafing, and reconnaissance and night interdiction missions.

Versions of the A-26 – now the B-26 following the retirement of the B-26 Marauder – fought in Korea and in Vietnam, and as a ground attack aircraft in Africa.

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