A-26 Invader Units of World War 2

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A-26 Invader Units of World War 2

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Osprey's study of the A-26 Invader Units' participation in World War II (1939-1945). Designed to combine the bombing capability of the B-26 Marauder with the versatility of the ground-attack A-20 Havoc, the A-26 Invader would become the USAAF's attack bomber par excellence. Capable of flying low-level strafing or conventional bombing missions by simply changing the nose configuration of the aircraft, the Invader first saw action in 1943 in the Pacific Theater attacking Japanese-held islands. Arriving in Europe several months later, the A-26 served with distinction for the remainder of World War II. In fact, the design proved so successful that it would go on to fly combat missions for a further two decades. Written by military aviation expert Jerry Scutts and illustrated with brand-new color profiles and rare photography, this is the first book to focus exclusively on the A-26's missions in World War II.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Arnold's baby/Chapter 2 - Pacific Puncher/Chapter 3 - Out with the Old/Chapter 4 - In the Groove/Chapter 5 - Softening-up for Olympic/Chapter 6 - New weapons, new roles/Appendices

Product details

Published Nov 23 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846034312
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 62 b/w; 43 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 82
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Janusz Swiatlon

Janusz Swiatlon lives in Krakow, Poland. A veteran…

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