Title: Douglas A-26 Invader

The Douglas A-26 was initially developed by Douglas in three variants, an attack bomber with a bomb-aimers position in the nose, a heavily armed night fighter, and an attack bomber. After initial testing the attack bomber was ordered in production and entered service as the A-26B in 1944. A version with a bomb-aimers position entered service as the A-26C in 1945.

In 1948, when the Martin B-26 was no longer in service, all remaining variants were re-designated as B-26’s. It retained this designation throughout the 50’s and early 60’s. In 1963 a new variant was developed as the B-26K by On Mark Engineering for interdiction duties in Vietnam with extra power and heavy armament. In 1969 the designation of this variant was changed from B-26K back to A-26A.

This title contains three flight manuals for the Douglas A-26 Invader. The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • USAAF Pilot’s Handbook for the A-26B and A-26C, AN 01-40AJ-1 dated 10-8-45, revised to 24-1-46 with approx. 122 pages.
  • USAAF Pilot Training Manual for the A-26 Invader, dated Jan 45, with approx. 143 pages.
  • USAF Flight manual for the A-26A (ex-B-26K), T.O.1A-26A-1 dated 18-2-66, revised to 1-9-69, with approx. 260 pages.