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USFS Douglas A-26 Invader

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Model ID#:

0274

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Name:

Invader

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Designation:

A-26

MODEL BY:

B. Phillips

Model Scale:

N/A

MODEL ADDED:

N/A

historical significance

First Albuquerque Visit:    1967

SKU: Model-0274 Categories: ,

Additional Information:

The US Forest Service had used contractor operated World War II surplus bombers to drop slurry on New Mexico forest fires. The Douglas A-26 “Invader” was a popular type of aircraft used to drop the fire retardant to prevent the fire from spreading. The Douglas A-26, N-9301-R, was used to fight a fire which burned on the west face of the Sandia’s in July of 1967.

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