RETIRED AND DISCONTINUED! ONE LEFT! GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN!
Historical Note: The Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26 between 1948–1965) was a United States twin-engined light attack bomber built by the Douglas Aircraft Co. during World War II that also saw service during several of the Cold War's major conflicts. A limited number of highly modified aircraft (designation A-26 restored) served in combat until 1969.
The redesignation of the type from A-26 to B-26 has led to popular confusion with the Martin B-26. Although both types used the R-2800 engine, they are completely different designs.
The last A-26 in active US service was assigned to the Air National Guard; that aircraft was retired from military service in 1972 by the US Air Force and the National Guard Bureau and donated to the National Air and Space Museum.
Info: A-26C Invader - GB 1/19 "Gascogne," Armee de l'Air
Posted by Steve Truschel on 15th Aug 2012
For any military historian who has done extensive research on the French Indochina War (1946-1954), close air support missions by the Armee de l'Air Douglas B-26 "Invader" and other combat aircraft available to the French was a critical component during that conflict. First delivered to the Armee de l'Air in 1951, the B-26 "Invader" was a welcome addition to French pilots. At my suggestion, William Liu, who is the C.E.O. of Hobby Master in Hong Kong was kind enough to include this EXCELLENT French Armee de l'Air version among his B-26 models. I highly recommend this B-26C "Invader" diecast aircraft model, and consider it to be a "must-have" for all you warbird buffs out there.