By Jim Roeder, Janusz Swiatlon (Artworks by)
Osprey's learn of the A-26 Invader devices' participation in global struggle II (1939-1945). Designed to mix the bombing strength of the B-26 Marauder with the flexibility of the ground-attack A-20 Havoc, the A-26 Invader may turn into the USAAF's assault bomber par excellence. able to flying low-level strafing or traditional bombing missions via easily altering the nostril configuration of the airplane, the Invader first observed motion in 1943 within the Pacific Theater attacking Japanese-held islands. Arriving in Europe numerous months later, the A-26 served with contrast for the rest of global struggle II. in reality, the layout proved such a success that it'll cross directly to fly wrestle missions for an extra 20 years. Written through army aviation professional Jerry Scutts and illustrated with brand-new colour profiles and infrequent images, this can be the 1st publication to concentration completely at the A-26's missions in global conflict II.
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Sgt Raccio then used the fire extinguisher in the pilot's comparrment on the fire but ould do no more than slow it down temporarily. '''As the bomb-bay tank was full of gas, 1 didn't think there was too much danger of an explosion from the vapour, so 1 decided to stay with the Right back to our base or unril I saw a field. After about 30 minutes [ saw our field, so I peeled off and called in for an emergency landing. I could hear 'Boat Deck' control very faintly but could not understand them. Once 1 was sure of making the runway 1 cut all switches and cut my gas off.
Despire this, he then strafed another gun emplacement, as well as a half-track and twO trucks. As he pulled up from his run, Connick saw that his left engine had been hit and was trailing smoke, while fuel was leaking from the main tank. Disregarding the damage, he began another atrack on rhe same gun emplacement, destroying it and hitting a number of the soldiers manning the weapon. His aircraft was again hit by ground fire, this time in the right engine and the Raps. Even rhough both engines had been damaged and were on fire, onnick continued his attacks.
The bombers, led by a box of A-26s from the 409th BG, were escorted by P-38s and P-47s, but no enemy aircraft were encountered. The target a signed to the group on the 20th was the Giesecke marshalling yard, bur it could not be located due to severe weather blanketing the target area. The group therefore bombed the secondary target of Westerberg instead, and this was accomplished visually and with no opposition from Rak or fighters at any time. The results were rated as excellent. All aircraft returned to Laon.
A-26 Invader Units of World War 2 (Combat Aircraft 82) by Jim Roeder, Janusz Swiatlon (Artworks by)