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B-26 "Invader"

B-26 "Invader" flown from 1947 - 1951

B-26 "Invader" flown from 1947 - 1951

Dates assigned: 1947 - 1951

Crew: 3

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 ft² (50 m²)

Empty weight: 22,850 lb (10,365 kg)

Loaded weight: 27,600 lb (12,519 kg)

Max takeoff weight:
35,000 lb (15,900 kg)

Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney R-2800-27 "Double Wasp" radials, 2,000 hp (1,500 kW) each

Maximum speed: 355 mph (308 kn, 570 km/h)

Range: 1,400 mi (1,200 nmi, 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/ft² (250 kg/m²)

Power/mass: 0.145 hp/lb (108 W/kg)

Cost: $192,000

Armament:

Guns:

Up to 8 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns in the nose
8 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine guns in four optional underwing pods
2 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine guns in remote-controlled dorsal turret
2 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine guns in remote-controlled ventral turret

Bombs:

6,000 lb (2,700 kg) - 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) in the bomb bay plus 2,000 lb (910 kg) external on the wings