B-26 Invader “Dream Girl”

The Douglas Invader was seemingly outmoded in an age of jets, but it was indeed fortunate that the newly independent USAF hung onto large numbers of the type, as the Invader proved to be a quite capable in the skies over Korea. Indeed, the ultimate Counter Invader rebuilds were still in service in the late 1960s in Southeast Asia. The NMUSAF’s B-26C Dream Girl represents an all-black night intruder of the 34th Bomb Squadron in Korea.

B-26C Invader image

B-26C “Dream Girl” at NMUSAF

A-26/B-26 Invader Bibliography

Magazine Articles and Photos:

“YB-26K Delivered to Air Force For Tests as COIN Interim Plane” Aviation Week & Space Technology March 4, 1963 p.32

“YB-26K Interim Counter-Insurgency Plane Shown” Aviation Week & Space Technology March 18, 1963 p.66 3 photos

“USAF Contemplating Reactivation of B-26s” Aviation Week & Space Technology April 13, 1964 p.30

“B-26K Photo Reconnaissance System Shown” Aviation Week & Space Technology November 2, 1964 p.43 4 illustrations

Warren E. Thompson “Invader In Action: A-26s Over Laos” Combat Aircraft Vol.4 No.2 p.190-193 8 photos

Review – “Air War Korea”


Metallic Details B-26 Invader (ICM) 1/48 MD4842 Scale Model Resin kit

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