Douglas "A-26Z", A-26G, A-26H

Last revised August 26, 2000

The designation "A-26Z" was an unofficial designation for a proposed postwar production version of the Invader. It was to have a more powerful version of the Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial engine and was to be fitted with such features as a raised pilot's cockpit canopy, an improved cockpit arrangement, and wingtip drop tanks. If produced, the unglazed nose version would have been designated A-26G and the glazed nose version A-26H. However, In October of 1945 the USAAF concluded that there were enough A-26 aircraft to meet any postwar needs, and the "A-26Z" version was not proceeded with.


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