The B-26 was a US WW2 medium bomber initially nick-named the ‘widow maker’ due to its high training accident rate. However, with training, it developed into a highly successful aircraft with one of the war’s lowest loss rates.
- The first cylindrical fuselage aircraft, tapering in the front and rear, reducing drag.
- The only medium bomber with two bomb bays-up to 2630 kg bombs carried.
- Powered by two 2,000-horsepower Patt & Whitney engines.
- The first used against Japanese held Rabaul, New Guinea, in April 1942.
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