For Sale: Douglas A-26B Invader “One of the Last in Combat Configuration”

Douglas A-26B Invader N99420 (S/N 44-34104) “Silver Dragon” has hit the market.

The airframe reportedly has 2,486 TT (12,000 man hour hour restoration from 2004-2009, extensive 3,000 man hour IRAN completed by Airpower Unlimited, 2016) while the two Pratt and Whitney R-2800-79 engines have 127.7 and 106.2 hrs SMOH (22 hrs since complete teardown and IRAN by Anderson Airmotive). The props have 22 hrs SPOH by H&S Propeller (prop AD completed July 2017).

The aircraft is described as one of the last existing examples of the type that is in its combat configuration, having never been a tanker or converted to executive use.

It left USAF surplus stocks directly for the Nicaraguan Air Force where it served as a front-line aircraft until the late 1970s. During this time maintenance was performed under the Military Assistance Program at Albrook AFB, Panama, including the installation of an approved spar strap. Since its return to the United States it has been left in its combat configuration, a virtual time capsule, perfect for the warbird collector or operator that wants a true combat configured aircraft.

The list of equipment includes an avionics package, six gun nose with 50 caliber gun barrels, upper turret shell with 50 caliber gun barrels, working bomb bay doors and bomb bay spoilers, DC-4 brake conversion, two jump seats installed in rear compartment, dual control conversion kit included, NOS bottom turret included, NOS sighting pedestal included, new nose tire installed, spare NOS tire included.

The machine is located in Huntington, IN and is currently being offered for $525,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

(Photo: Alan Wilson, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)