DOUGLAS A-26C

FIREBOMBER

Manufacturer
Douglas Aircraft Co.
Markings

Civil Firebombing

Designation
A-26C (A-26B)
Registration
N744CG
Serial Number

44-35948

Manufactured

1944

 The A-26 is an American twin-engined light bomber and ground attack aircraft. Built by Douglas Aircraft Company for use in World War II, the Invader also saw service during several major Cold War conflicts.  It was a fast aircraft capable of carrying a large bomb load. Its speed was due to the fact that it was outfitted with two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp eighteen-cylinder, double-row radial engines which provided a combined power of 4,000 HP. A range of guns could be fitted to produce a formidable ground-attack aircraft as well as the normal bomber configuration.

     In 2008 the Champaign Aviation Museum acquired the aircraft from a water bombing company. Due to the limited space of our hangar the A-26 has spent several years outside unrestored. Hopefully, in the coming years we will be able to restore it.

 

67 ft 7 in (20.60 M)

52 ft 11 in (16.13 m)

16 ft 4 in (4.98 m)

19,480 lb (8,836 kg)

272 mph (438 km/h

24,200 ft (7,400 m)

1,350 mi (2,170 km)

2 Wright R-2600 Twin Cyclones

Five 

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1652 N Main Street 

Urbana, OH 43078

AIRPORT INFO

Grimes Field I74 4400 x 100 ft.

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