The Douglas A/B-26 Invader was used for various development
roles during its long life, based on several factors.
Its ability to be flown as a single man crew.
Having the power and performance to fully comlement the
test facility it was acting for.
Its capacity to carry a sizeable payload
The large numbers of surplus airframes available.
But mainly due to its proven record throughout its military
history and the ease at whch aircrew found in flying the aircraft.
This section identifies just some of the areas in which
the A-26 was utilised to carry out such development work both during and after the war years.