Below, Douglas B-26K Counter-Invader 64-17679 (Jan. 10, 2010) at Denton, Texas,
during a stopover on the way from its former home at Lynch Air Tankers in Montana to a new owner in Texas.
The A-26A could carry a maximum of 800 pounds underneath the
wings plus 4000 pounds internally. However, the actual load carried on combat missions was usually somewhat less in order
to gain maneuverability and to reduce stress loads. A typical underwing load was a pair of SUU-025 flare dispensers, two LAU-3A
rocket pods and four CBU-14 cluster bomb units. Later, the rockets and flares were often replaced by 500-lb BLU-23 or 750-lb
BLU-37 finned napalm bombs. The M31 and M32 incendiary clusters could also be carried, as well as M34 and M35 incendiary bombs,
M1A4 fragmentation clusters, M47 white phosphorus bombs, and CBU-24, -25, -29 and -49 cluster bomb units. General-purpose
bombs such as the 250-lb Mk. 81, the 500-lb Mk. 82 and 750-lb M117 could also be carried.
Last info: 2002
as B-26K by On Mark,Apr. 15, 1965.
- Serial number 44-34198.
Delivered to USAF as 64-17679, Oct. 1969-1971.
Of Georgia Forestry Commission, Macon, GA, 1971-1977.
- Registered as N269G.
- Stored unconverted, Macon, GA, 1972-1977.
Spray Ltd, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1977.
- Registered as C-GXTG.
- Not delivered.
- Damaged by heavy landing during
test flight, Macon, GA, 1977.
Arnie Carnegie, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1978.
- Purchased damaged aircraft.
Lynch/Lynch Flying Service, Billings, MT, Sept. 25, 1978-2001.
- Rebuilt, Macon, GA, 1978.
- Delivered to Billings,
- Flew un USAF camoflage as IF 679.
- Withdrawn from use, Billings, MT, 1979-2001.
Air Tankers, Billings, MT, Sept. 7, 2001-2002.
- Restored to airworthy.
- Flown in USAF camoflage as IF 679.