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Osprey Book: A-26 Invader Units of World War 2 - Combat Aircraft 82
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A-26 Invader Units of World War 2

Combat Aircraft 82

Author: Jim Roeder

Illustrator: Janusz Swiatlon

About this book

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 Theatre attacking Japanese-held islands. Arriving in Europe several months later, the A-26 served with distinction for the remainder of World War 2. 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 colour profiles and rare photography, this is the first book to focus exclusively on the A-26’s missions in World War 2.


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


Paperback; November 2010; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781846034312

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