Douglas Aircraft Company - USA
United States (retired)
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(Showcased structural values pertain to the Douglas B-26K Counter Invader production variant)
2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-52W water-injected radial piston engines developing 2,500 horsepower.
(519 kph | 280 kts)
(9,144 m | 6 mi)
(4,345 km | 8,047 nm)
♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
8 x 0.50 caliber fixed, forward-firing heavy machine guns in nose.
8 x External Hardpoints capable of up to 8,000lb of mixed ordnance (to include gun pods, cannon pods, bombs, rocket pods). An additional 4,000lb carried in an internal bomb bay.
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
This entry's maximum listed speed (322mph).
Graph average of 300 miles-per-hour.
Douglas B-26K Counter Invader operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
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Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
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