This kit comes from the old Monogram tooling. Comes molded in silver with clear parts and landing gear. Features updated decal sheet and artwork. Skill level 2. Officially licensed with Boeing. During World War II, the B-26 (formerly A-26) was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company to fill the need for a modern attack plane. It was named the Invader and was the fastest attack bomber of its day. Combining speed, heavy fire-power and bomb capacity, it served well as a straight bomber, nightfighter, skip bomber or as a strafing and attack plane. This model of the B-26 carried eighteen .50 cal. machine guns and 6 rockets in addition to the regular bomb load within the fuselage. The gun turrets in the fuselage were remotely controlled and were aimed by a gunner using a periscope-like sighting mechanism.The Invader had a wingspan of 70 feet and was 50 feet 9 inches long. Cruising speed was in the 300 mph class.