GLORY DAYS // A-26 IN VIETNAM
The rejuvenated A-26 Invader had a notable career over Laos during the Vietnam War, in which it proved to be an unlikely, but effective, participant in combat operations.
AMILITARY AIRCRAFT OPERATING in the low-level bombing role needs many attributes to be successful. It must have a rugged airframe that will absorb considerable battle damage, be fast, possess the ability to carry a large payload and enjoy excellent stability at near-zero feet in altitude. A pair of robust engines that will keep going despite taking hits is also highly desirable. The Douglas Invader had all of these qualities, and more.