The Douglas A-26 Invader ( B-26 between 1948-1965) was a United States twin-engined light attack bomber built by the Douglas Aircraft Co. during World War II that also saw service during several of the Cold War's major conflicts. A limited number of highly modified aircraft served in combat thru November 1969.
Mustang P-51D model, serial number 44-73264
All armor plate and armament have been removed from the plane and the average gross weight is approximately 7,500 lbs. The current maximum fuel capacity is 184 gallons. The engine is a twelve cylinder in a 'V' configuration, rated at 1,490 HP and has a displacement of 1650 cubic inches. It is equipped with a supercharger which allows for a service ceiling of 41,000 feet. The hourly estimated cost to "Keep it Flyin' " approaches $1,600 per hour, which includes the cost of engine overhaul, parts, maintenance, insurance, hangar, fuel, oil, paint and all the other items necessary to safely operate the aircraft.