THE DOUGLAS A-26B INVADER FROM REVELL makes a good addition to a 1:48 scale combat aircraft collection.
SMN report: This 1:48 scale release represents the Douglas A-26B Invader, originally flown as a US Army Air Force light bomber and attack aircraft. It was used during World War II, and in many other conflicts for decades after. The Invader was fast, heavily armed, and could take plenty of damage during combat operations.
The Revell A-26B features detailed interior fittings, three crew figures, rotating machine-gun turrets and propellers. The fuselage incorporates a detailed bomb bay, complete with eight bombs. Decals are included for two USAAF versions:
- Douglas A-26B Invader, 552 BS, 386 BG, 9AF, Beaumont-sur-Oise, France, April 1945
- Douglas A-26B Invader, 668 BS, 416 BG, 9AF, Melun, France, January 1945
Clean mouldings and detailed interior fittings (below) allow a good level of realism to be attained.
Inside the box (below) you will find 173 flash-free components.
The lift-up panel (below) allows a decent view of the cockpit area, making a fully-finished instrument panel an absolute must.
BC Aviation Museum in 1989.
A very nice kit, which is full of detail, and cleanly moulded throughout. It assembles to make a substantial-sized model, and the supplied crew figures are a bonus.
Revell: Douglas A-26B Invader
Assembled length: 328 mm (13 in)
Assembled wingspan: 445 mm (18 in)
Manufacturer's ref: 80-3921