Tina Fly is the proud new owner of a magnificent Douglas A-26 Invader, completed for them by Czech refurbishment masters JF Aircraft Services. As Achim Meier explains to Steve Beebee, this gleaming creation is anything but ordinary
If you’re reading this article, you’re unlikely to need much of an introduction to the Douglas A-26 Invader. Enthusiasts in Britain haven’t seen too many of them in our own skies, admittedly, but that distinctively slimline profile, and the straight, shoulder-mounted wings lugging a pair of powerful Pratt & Whitney Double Wasps give the Invader near unmistakeable character. It’s no secret that the potent twins were used to great effect in both the ground attack and bombing role during World War Two’s Pacific and European theatres. What’s less well known is that this was only the start of the A-26 story.