The Wold Invader is powered by two Pratt and Whitney
R-2800-CB-16 engines, rated at 2,400 h.p. with water injection,
and driving Hamilton Standard reversing propellers. Although of somewhat
small cross-section, the fuselage is luxuriously furnished for eight passengers in four large reclining chairs and a divan. The cabin is "super-soundproofed" and provided
with a toilet and extensive storage facilities, and optional equipment
includes the following: Sperry A-12 autopilot; Bendix X-band and weather
radar; Collins Integrated Flight System; Bendix D.M.E.; Sperry engine analyzers, and the following radio equipment—sufficient to take the aircraft anywhere in
the world—Collins 51R3 Omni receiver, Bendix Omni receiver,
17L3 Collins transmitter, series 440 Wilcox 50W V.H.F. transmitter simplexed with Wilcox receiver, dual Collins R.M.I., dual A.D.F. Bendix MN62, Bendix markerbeacon
receiver, F-ll A isolation amplifier, cockpit and cabin speakers,
Collins 51V glideslope receiver, and R89 glide-slope receiver.
More than 80 multi-engined executive and airline transports,
with a total value exceeding £5m, were sold by William C. Wold Associates,
an American company specializing in transport
aircraft sales. The simple but highly successful Wold technique centred on the production of
a small brochure describing the aircraft, which was circulated to a mailing list of 7,000 company executives, pilots, purchasing agents, export and import firms
and operators, both in the U.S. and abroad.
flag ship conversion identified in the Wold brochure was the 300- m.p.h. Douglas B-26
Invader conversion with a luxurious five seat cabin and toilet.
These Invaders were ofter existing
conversions by On Mark etc and were just internally refurbished to a clients specification, with the addition of updated avionics.
Wold Corporation B-26
44-34762 ( Only one No. conversion undertaken )